My Cross,

Easter 2019

Private intentions

Warmest greetings to you from St. Patrick’s as we prepare for Easter.

 

 “The sun is out, the sky is blue. There’s not a cloud to spoil the view. But it’s raining, raining in my heart”. (“Raining in My Heart”, Buddy Holly, 1958.) An old tune but still so true. From the outside our lives can seem so happy and trouble free but inside it can very often be a different story.

 

Life is not all sunshine and inevitably serious difficulties will come our way. Tension around unemployment, financial problems, bereavements (sudden and expected), sudden sickness and medical tests, the future of our children, exam pressures, marriage and family misunderstandings are part of life. The stress of loneliness, emigration, unexpected bereavements all come our way at some stage. At that moment we may feel we are the only ones in such a plight and can feel overwhelmed.

 

In difficult situations like these Easter reminds us that we can turn to God. Jesus changed death into life and so no crisis in our lives is without hope.

 

From Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday we will be remembering especially in our celebrations the worries and concerns of our benefactors, those areas of their lives which only God can touch. All the special private intentions that we have received will be presented before God during our celebrations in the Easter Triduum.

 

On behalf of all our priests I thank you for your support of our work and I wish you and your family a very blessed and peaceful Easter.

Fr Sean Deegan,

Promotions Director

Dear Lord, help me to carry the cross

life has given me. 

As you share with us

the new light of

Easter Sunday morning, 

lighten my burden and

inspire me with new hope.

Amen.

Kenya

St Patrick’s
P.O. Box 25269

Lavington 00603

Nairobi

Kenya

Tel:

+254 20 4343189

or

+254 790494655

Email:

spsclt@spms.org

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St Patrick’s
Kiltegan
Co Wicklow

W91 Y022
Ireland

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Fax:

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Email:

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England

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East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 0PA
England

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+44 208 979 1890

Fax:

+44 208 941 8221

Email:

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St Patrick’s
8, Abercromby Place
Stirling
FK8 2QP
Scotland

Tel:

+44 1786 447 722

Fax:

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Email:

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USA

St Patrick Fathers
8422 West Windsor Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656-4252
USA

Tel:

+1 773 887 4741

Email:

spsil@spms.org

www.stpatrickfathers.com

 

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