Parish Notices 3/7/11

14th Sunday in Ordinary time, 2011.

Readings for this Sunday,(Trinity.A)
O.T: Exodus 34:4-6,8-9
Psalm: Dan:3:52-56.
NT: 2 Cor: 13:11-13
Gospel: John: 3:36-18

Welcome to St. Paul’s Parish.

We are part of the Latin Patriarchal Diocese of Jerusalem. The Church of Jerusalem was born on the day of Pentecost. It was governed first by the college of Apostles under the leadership of St. Peter. St. James was the first bishop of Jerusalem. A long line of bishops has followed until this day.

The Church of Jerusalem was recognised as a Patriarchate by the Council of Chalcedon in 451. The Patriarchal see of Jerusalem was restored as a residential see in 1847 and in 1848 the Patriarch arrived in Jerusalem and took possession of his see by solemnly entering his cathedral, the Holy Sepulcher. Continue reading

Feast of St Peter & St Paul

We were invited to attend a service in the Church grounds by the Greek Orthodox church to celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul at Agia Kyriaki, It was held on the site of the old Basilica close to the church where the foundations still remain. A procession followed the service accompanied by a marching band, Various dignitaries including Bishop George, three other bishops, members of the Cypriot Army, navy and local politicians.were in attendance.

Feast of St Peter & St Paul Feast of St Peter & St Paul

Weddings at Agia Kyriaki

It is becoming popular these days to have weddings in exotic places and to make a holiday out of the great event. Here at the church of Agia Kyriaki in Paphos such wedding have increased dramatically in number in recent years.

Whilst your dream wedding here is possible, it is not going to be a spontaneous event. Yes we have had couples turning up saying “We are here on holiday for a couple of weeks can we get married?” The Roman Catholic Church takes the sanctity of marriage very seriously and there is a due process that has to be followed, while not difficult it will take time to complete.

To make it easier for you and to save misunderstandings we now have a page on the website detailing the process that must be followed for a Roman Catholic marriage to take place. You can see the page HERE or select ‘Weddings’ from the main menu.

Parish Notices 26/6/11

Corpus Christi 2011

Readings for Corpus Christi. (Year A):
O.T. Deut: 8:2-3, 14-16
Psalm: 147.
NT: 1 Cor.10:16-17
Gospel: John: 6:51-58

CONFESSIONS: Saturday at Agia Kyriaki 5.15 – 5.50pm or during any Mass on Sunday at Agia Kyriaki .
Whoever is saying Mass at Polis on Saturday evening or Pissouri on Sunday evening is available before Mass for confessions.

Rosary Group. This group meets the first Monday of the month.

Return of Hospice table. We have brought back the Hospice fund raising table after Masses on Sunday morning at Agia Kyriaki. On it you will find the new 10euro key scheme, the angel broaches, how to support the Hospice with a 10euro standing order, sponsor a door window or ceiling tile. Watch out for the new Michael teddy bear! Much of all the above is available in the Hospice shops which do such splendid work week in and week out, thank you.

Saints this week
Mon 27th June St. Cyril of Alexander Bsh
Tues 28th June St. Irenaeus Bsp & Mytr.
Wed 29th June SS. Peter & Paul Apstle.
Thur 30th June 1st Mrtyrs of Rome.

Ss. Peter & Paul Wednesday At 6.30pm We are invited to join with the Greek Orthodox community in celebrating the Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul at the site of the original Basilica near Agia Kyriaki

Family Retreat. Fri/Sat. 1/2nd July. A retreat for families is being organised for 1st and 2nd July. Starting at 4pm on Friday 1st July through to about 5pm on Saturday 2nd July. It will be at Mesa Chorio. If interested please see Fr. Carlos or Fr. Jim.

Michael BearThe Bears have arrived! The Michael Bears have finally arrived. They are 5 euro’s each and can be bought from the tables outside the Church. There are 3 colours to choose from. All the proceeds from the bears will go towards the completion of the Hospice.

Food for the poor. Food for the poor is collected at the Hospice Coffee shop to be distributed by Fr. Carlos.