Please contact Father Anthony on 01952 811299 to arrange a time.

Attention All Gift Aid Donors.

The tax year 2020 / 2021 will be coming to an end on 5th April and the Parish will then undertake the process of claiming back the Gift Aid refunds on donations made during the year. If your circumstances have changed and you no longer pay income tax or the amount paid has reduced, please let Father Anthony know or contact Barry Johnson or Louise Sadio, the local organisers ( 01952 403440 ) by the 5th April, otherwise it will be assumed you have paid sufficient income Tax for the Parish to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made during the year.

If anyone wishes to join the Gift Aid Scheme for the first time, or needs any more information please use the same number ( 01952 403440).

Further details of the Gift Aid Scheme and weekly donations can be found on the parish Website: SS Peter & Paul Church Newport








Sunday 20 June

Psalter week 4

Mass 9.15

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Day of Special Prayer for Life


Monday 21 June

Mass 10.00

St Aloysius Gonzaga

Eileen Stenson

Tuesday 22 June

Mass 10.00

SS John Fisher & Thomas More

Special intention

Wednesday 23 June

Mass 10.00

St Etheldreda

Terrence Deignan

Thursday 24 June


Nativity of St John the Baptist


Friday 25 June

Mass 10.00


Bob Sturdy

Saturday 26 June




Sunday 27 June

Mass 9.15

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Peter’s Pence


Today we celebrate Father’s Day We congratulate all fathers and pray that they may find joy with their family.

            Heavenly Father, you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary, to the care of         Joseph, an earthly father. Bless all fathers as they care for their families. Give             them strength and wisdom, tenderness and patience; support them in the work    they have to do, protecting those who look to them, as we look to you for love     and      salvation, through Jesus Christ, our rock and defender. Amen.                     

Statue of St Joseph with young Jesus: Stanbrook Abbey


Tuesday has been designated as a Day of Special Prayer for those suffering

Persecution, Oppression & Denial of Human Rights

Gospel Mark 4:35-41 'Even the wind and the sea obey him' With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’

In today’s gospel there is a strong reminiscence of the Psalm 107. The purpose of this reminiscence is obviously to show that Jesus is acting as only God could act.

Some went dówn to the séa in shíps, to tráde on the míghty wáters.

These have séen the déeds of the Lord, the wónders he dóes in the déep.

For he spóke and ráised up the stórm-wind, tóssing high the wáves of the séa

that surged to héaven and drópped to the dépths. Their souls mélted awáy in their distréss.

They stággered and réeled like a drúnkard, for áll their skíll was góne.

Then they críed to the Lord in their néed, and he réscued thém from their distréss.

He stílled the stórm to a whísper, and the wáves of the séa were húshed.

They rejóiced becáuse of the cálm, and he léd them to the háven they desíred.  


Commentary We believe that Jesus accompanies us on our way to God, that he is ‘on board’ with us.  Sometimes when we see such disorder and chaos around our world, we might wonder if Jesus had chosen to sleep through disaster – even though we know that his presence is no insurance against our own fear and anxiety.  To journey with Jesus is to journey through storms, not around them.  The peace of our Galilees will be disturbed.  But we know that the disciples of Jesus went on to face shipwreck and hardship and rejection. Ultimately some of them came to a violent death and martyrdom.  What kept them going is what keeps is going: a strenuous belief that Jesus is Lord of all chaos, a stubborn faith which tells us that there is no storm which may not be stilled at last by the peace of his presence.  Denis McBride CSsR

Saint of the Week  St Etheldreda also known as Audrey died 679. She was born in Suffolk in the first quarter of the 7th century, daughter of King Anna of the East Angles, She was married to Tombert, who died 3 years later, and in 672 left her second husband, the King of Northumbria, to become a nun. The following year she founded a double monastery of men and women, which she ruled as abbess, setting a high standard of asceticism and prayerfulness. on the site of what is now Ely cathedral. She died there in 679. She was the most venerated of the women saints of Anglo-Saxon England, and many churches are named after her, including the oldest Catholic Church in England, St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place, London.


June – The Pope’s Intention for Evangelization: – The Beauty of Marriage Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.

As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give.  Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.

Wilf McSherry from our sister parish in Market Drayton has now received, after a long journey, confirmation from Bishop Mark that he will be ordained as a Permanent Deacon on 24 July at 12 noon. The event will take place at the largest church in the diocese – St Michael & All Angels, Birkenhead CH49 5LB to allow for any Covid-19 restrictions still in place at that time. Further details will follow. Wilf would like to thank you for all your prayers and support during his time of formation.


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