The Parish of the Immaculate Conception Rotherham

22nd May 2016 
The Most Holy Trinity 

  
In our Creed we affirm that God is the One God and that within the One God there is Father, 
Son and Holy Spirit. 

We do not see God as in isolation but as a community of love bringing about creation. 

The Last Supper discourse of Jesus in John’s gospel which we have listened to over the Easter season touches time and again on the relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit or Advocate as the Holy Spirit is at times referred to – it is something dynamic and active, and above all it is a relationship of love. 

When we talk of God as ‘love’ we imply an idea which cannot be some isolated self sufficient solitude. In today’s gospel once again the inter relationship of the persons of the Trinity is shown as the very heart of God; and for us as Christians it is the invitation to enter into that relationship that makes us co-heirs with Christ. 

The God of the Trinity is a communion of persons and we are caught up in the intimacy of the of that communion. This is not a God we contemplate from a distance, a God who is pondered as isolated, but rather a God who enters into our lives and shares in our joys and sorrows. God delights in being with his ‘children’ 

Rotherham Rise (Refuge, Information, Support, Equality) is a local registered charity which has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Stoves Community Kitchens campaign. The voting link is now live! Please vote and encourage others to vote for Rotherham Rise, this Kitchen equipment will help develop a café in the Women’s Centre.  Having the café facility will really enhance the service the Women’s Centre can provide. We need over 400 votes by May 2nd ,

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Introducing the Year of Mercy
This will commence on 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, when
Pope Francis opens this special Jubilee Year, which has at its centre the mercy of God. The
Rotherham Deanery will celebrate this occasion by coming together on this day at 7pm at
the church of The Immaculate Conception, Herringthorpe for a special Penitential Service.
To prepare for this, singers (of all ages & abilities) from across the Deanery are
invited to come along to just two rehearsals on Thursdays 19th November & 3rd
December at 7pm (first rehearsal at St Bede's church).

 

Enough is enough

         You may have seen the full page advert (p.19) in the latest edition of the Advertiser inviting people to add their names to an online petition calling on the government to end the continual marches and demonstrations in the centre of our town.

I ask you please to add your name to the petition which can be found at
www.rotherham.gov.uk/enough .

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THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (St Mary's) 01709 363753 info@tpicr.co.uk Clergy Fr Desmond Sexton Fr Leonard May Address The Presbytery 238 Herringthope Valley Road Rotherham S65 3BA Groups S.V.P., Lourdes Support Group, UCM, Stay & Play Schools St Mary's Primary Herringthorpe Valley Road S65 3BE St Bernard's Comprehensive Herringthorpe Valley Road S65 3BETHE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (St Mary's) 01709 363753 info@tpicr.co.uk Clergy Fr Desmond Sexton Fr Leonard May Address The Presbytery 238 Herringthope Valley Road Rotherham S65 3BA Groups S.V.P., Lourdes Support Group, UCM, Stay & Play Schools St Mary's Primary Herringthorpe Valley Road S65 3BE St Bernard's Comprehensive Herringthorpe Valley Road S65 3BE