Two New Saints

As some people will know, two new saints will be canonised on 27th April – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

There is a small display about them at the front of
the church, with photos, prayers and a short biography.

This has been put together by Peter Milligan as part of his Duke of Edinburgh programme.

Divine Mercy Prayer Vigil

St. Mary’s Cathedral will be host of various
prayers originating from and focusing on the
theme of the Merciful God (including Chaplet of
the Divine Mercy, Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament, Act of Commitment to the Divine
Mercy). These will take place on Sun. 27 April
2014 from 3pm till 5.30pm.

Canonisation of Blessed Popes, John XXIII & John Paul II

These two Popes will be officially pronounced
Saints on Sun. 27 April 2014 during special Mass
in Rome, celebrated by Pope Francis. John XXIII
(Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in 1881 – Died in
1963) was Pope between 1958 – 1963. Started
ecumenical reforms in the Church through the II
Vatican Council. John Paul II (Born Karol Wojtyla
in 1920 – Died in 2005 was Pope between 1978 –
2005, taught all Catholics around the world: “Do
not be afraid”.