The Body and Blood of Christ • 7th June 2012 READINGS (Year B): Ex 24:3-8l Ps 115; Heb 9:11-15 PSALM RESPONSE: I will lift up the chalice of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord. And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the passover?” And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the householder, `The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I am to eat the passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” And the disciples set out and went to the city, and found it as he had told them; and they prepared the passover. And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. – Mark 14:12-16. 22-26 Detail from an embroidered banner in the Dominican priory of the Holy Cross, Leicester. Photograph © Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS (11th Sunday per annum): Eze 17:22-24; Ps 91; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34 ORDER OF MASS TEXTS & HYMN BOOKS Pls. turn to No. 479 (grey tabbed section), and please replace the hymnals with the green spine facing upwards. “The Blood of our Lord, wherever it is found, must produce great confidence in God; confidence in God is its primary and principal eﬀect. Not only does it give us confidence through the belief that we have been bought at so great a price, but it gives confidence by a kind of heredity, a psychological transformation in the spirit that receives it. We become spiritually, supernaturally sanguine. We expect everything from God, precisely because we have in our veins that precious blood that makes the heart of the Son of God throb with unlimited confidence in the goodness of the Father” – Abbot Anscar Vonier of Buckfast NEWS FROM THE DOMINICAN COMMUNITY On 13th August Fr Lawrence Lew will move to Washington DC for further studies. Before then, Fr Irenaeus Vincent will join our community and will work alongside Fr Dermot as a chaplain. He is from Grenada and is is a member of the English Province, having lived in both our London and Oxford priories. ABRAHAM AND ISAAC: A PARISH PLAY Unfortunately, this play has been cancelled as some of the cast have had to withdraw due to family illness. EDINBURGH NEWMAN CIRCLE Meeting on 10 June 2015, 7.30 p.m. at St Catharine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 9HH. Dr Arianna Andreangeli, a member of Pax Christi, will speak on “Just War Doctrine and Catholic Social Teaching - An increasingly outdated idea?”. All welcome. £5 donation requested. For more information contact Dan Cronin 0131 6675279 or <[email protected]> CONFIRMATIONS AND FIRST COMMUNIONS Please remember in your prayers Miranda, James, Eve, Hector, Magdalena, Laura, Jude, Ciaran, Sofia and Katherine who were confirmed by the Archbishop on Friday 29th May, and who will make their First Communion at 10am next Sunday 7th June. PRAYER REQUESTS We also pray for: all those who have died recently and whose anniversaries occur at this time; for the people of Syria and Iraq; for our graduating students and those who are looking for work; for the sick and housebound of our parish; and for those who care for them. GOOD NEWS Congratulations to Alan and Tanya Ross who have had a baby girl. Some people will remember them from the time when their first child Harris was in the Sick Kids Hospital until he died in August 2010. PARISH BOOK CLUB The next meeting of the Parish Book Group will be on Thursday 11th June at 7:30pm in the Priory Library, 24 George Square, when we will be discussing Lila by Marilynne Robinson. ALBERTUS SEMINAR SERIES Power-sharing, Responsibility and Care of the Frail Elderly - Alasdair MacLullich, Professor of Geriatric Medicine University of Edinburgh presents a case study and leads discussion in this important area. Part of the Albertus Institute's Ethics and Faith in the Real World Series. Everyone welcome on Wednesday 17 June 6-7.30pm in the Priory Library, 24 George Square. More on www.albertusinstitute.org DIVINE OFFICE & MASS TIMES Monday – Friday: Morning Prayer 8am Mass 5:15pm Evening Prayer after 5:15pm Mass Saturday: Morning Prayer Mass 8:30am 12pm Sunday: Morning Prayer Mass Evening Prayer 8:30am 9, 10; 12noon 5:30pm Confessions on request St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy is a Parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, entrusted to the English Province of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) which is a registered charity in Scotland (SCO39062) and in England and Wales (2311192). Prior & Parish Priest: Fr Dermot Morrin, O.P. • e: [email protected] t: 0131 6500900 m: 07799 066849 23-24 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD • http://scotland.op.org/edinburgh – This newsletter is available online each week at this website.
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