5th Sunday of Lent, 2011.
Readings for 5th Sunday of Lent
OT: Ezekial: 37:12-14
NT: Romans: 8:8-16
Gospel: John: 11:1-45
Chrism Mass. There will be a Mass for the renewal of priestly vows with The Auxilary Bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Bishop Shomali on Wednesday 20th April at 11am in Nicosia. If you would like to come please let either Fr. Carlos or Fr. Jim know so as we could hire a coach. The cost for the coach will depend on numbers.
There are no flowers in Lent, however Easter is a major time for flowers in the Church. Urgent help is needed to build a team for this. If you can help please contact Cynthia on 96306443.
Party at Kolios Winery. Thursday 28th April 1 – 6pm is the Kolios Winery Party. 32e coach included or 28e with own transport. Ann Bains is organising this to book contact her on 99153725.
Flower Festval May 4th – 6th. Volunteers are needed to help with stewarding, programmes, directions if you can help there is a list with times when help is needed in the Hospice coffee shop.
Sat. 21st May. St. Michaels Charity fund raising event for the Hospice at The Avanti Hotel with the Barry Rowe Band. Tickets EUR25 – Contact 99900565 or 96515465
Holy week starts next Sunday with Palm Sunday.
Masses at Agias Kyriaki Please note that Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses take just that little bit longer, so please be patient and quiet if waiting to come into a Mass. Palm Sunday Masses are as normal. The Palm Sunday 12noon Mass will start outside the Church in the area above the bridge. On The Wednesday of Holy Week (20th April) There is a Penitential Service at 5pm in Agias Kyriaki followed by Mass. A chance to go to confession before Easter. Holy Thursday; Mass of the Last Supper is at 6pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7 – 8pm. Good Friday; The Passion of our Lord is at 3pm. Holy Saturday; the Vigil Mass is at 7pm. Easter Sunday Masses are as normal at 10am (Latin); 11am (Polish); 12noon (English). During the Easter Triduum there are 3 Collections. Holy Thursday for the poor. A chance to put our Lenten Alms in the collection. This collection is going to Sudan. On Good Friday the collection is for the Holy Places. At the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday the Collection is for the Priests of the Parish.
The Polis Holy Week Programme is very similar. Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening at 6pm. There is a Penitential Service at 6pm on Monday (18th April). Holy Thursday; Mass of Last Supper is 6pm with Adoration from 7 – 8pm. Good Friday; The Passion of our Lord at 3pm The Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday is at 7pm. The same 3 collections will be taken. There are no Easter Sunday services.
We now have a gallery page on the website to give us a pictorial history of the year as it unfolds. If you have taken any pictures that you think should be included in the ‘Pictorial History’ of 2011 we would be delighted to show them in the gallery.
As long as it is appropriate to the parish you can email them to us for inclusion.
4th Sunday of Lent, 2011.
Readings for this Sunday: (Year A)
OT: Samuel: 16: 6-7: 10-13
Gospel: John: 9:1-41
There will be no Mass next Sunday at 1pm, Just the normal Mass at 11am.
Flower Festval May 4th – 6th.
Volunteers are needed to help withstewarding, programmes, directions if you can help there is a list with times when help is needed in the Hospice coffee shop.
There will an auction of a painting by Jay Dee Simpson on the 6th April 4pm – 6pm already EUR300 has been offered. Do try to come to this at the The Gallery Restaurant, Tala. The money raised will be for the Hospice. We are very grateful to Jay Dee for this generous offer.
Festival of Religious Music April 9th.
There is a festival of religious music here in Agia Kyriaki on Saturday April 9th at 8pm all welcome.
It is possible that there will be a Mass for the renewal of priestly vows with The Auxilary Bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Bishop Shomali on Wednesday 13th April at 11am in Nicosia. If you would like to come please let either Fr. Carlos or Fr. Jim know so as we could hire a coach. The cost for the coach will depend on numbers.
12pm every Friday Stations of the Cross
Holy Week Masses as follows:
Holy Thursday: Mass of Last Supper 6pm with an hours watching 7-8pm;
Good Friday: Passion of Our Lord 3pm;
Holy Saturday: Vigil 7pm.
All the above at Agia Kyriaki.
Holy Thursday Mass of last supper 6pm
Good Friday Passion of Our Lord 3pm.
Holy Saturday Vigil 7pm.
The preparation group meets every Saturday 5pm.
On Tuesday (29 March) Mrs Joy Shefford, chairman of “Cyprus Corona Worldwide” group, presented Fr. Carlos with a cheque for EUR800 towards the 400 countdown. Corona Worldwide is an organisation for people, principally but not exclusively women, who are living or have lived overseas, or who have an interest in those who have done so. We are very grateful to them for the support of our campaign.
On the 2nd of March St. Paul’s Parish launched the 400 Countdown Campaign aimed at completing the St. Michael’s Hospice at Mesa Chorio, Paphos. The support from individuals and groups within the Parish has been fantastic with a total of EUR12,161 being raised within the first month.
St Michael's Hospice, Mesa Chorio, Paphos
The various groups and charities supporting the hospice have several more events lined up for the coming months and there is a wonderful air of enthusiasm within the parish and our friends now that the dream at last is becoming a reality.
It has been a long and sometimes difficult road over the years but thanks to Fr. John Sansour’s constant belief in the hospice and the continued support of so many people the end of the journey is finally in sight.