Sunday April 8th. 2012
Charity registration No. SC002876
Kathleen MacDonald R.I.P
Kathleen’s death on Monday evening came as a great shock to everyone, for few people knew that she had been taken into hospital
earlier in the week. Her condition suddenly deteriorated at the weekend, and I arrived at the Belford Hospital in time to give her all
the sacraments, and she died less than two hours later, with her soul prepared for its meeting with Christ.
Our sincere sympathy goes out to her family — Kenneth, Eileen and Susan that God may comfort them in the loss of such a good
mother. The death of her husband, Ewen, at an early age was a heavy cross for the family to bear as Ewen was such a kind and
loving husband and father. Kathleen was very courageous and did her best to be father and mother to her children.
May her good soul rest in peace
Kathleen remains will come to St. Margaret’s on Easter Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
Her Requiem Mass will be on Easter Monday at 12 noon.
Holy Week Services
My thanks, My sincere thanks to everyone who took part in the Holy Week Services: those who read the
Passion of Our Lord so beautifully on Palm Sunday and Good Friday, the readers, Eucharistic ministers,
our organist and choir, our servers and my nephew who acted as assistant, those who cleaned the church,
washed the altar linen and arranged the flowers - and all who helped in any way whatsoever.
Thank you all, and God bless you.
Sunday after Easter — Divine Mercy Sunday
Sister Faustina revealed to her confessor the visions she had of Christ the
Divine King of Mercy. An artist painted her description of the vision. and
the result was very close to what she had seen. In the early 1900's, Our Lord
gave many great mystical graces to St. Faustina of the Sisters of Our Lady
of Mercy in Poland. He also gave her a mission - to tell the world that He is
Mercy itself, and that before he returns as a just Judge. He is coming as a
merciful Saviour. Jesus called Faustina His "Messenger of Divine Mercy",
and commanded her to write everything He told her. In obedience, Faustina
kept a diary, called "Divine Mercy in My Soul". After exhaustive
investigations, the Visions were accepted by the Church as genuine, for the
message was one of Christ's compassion and love and his willingness to
forgive our sins. He asked that the Sunday after Easter be devoted to his
Divine Mercy. and on that day the most abandoned souls might seek his
forgiveness with confidence. He also asked her to encourage the Chaplet of
Divine Mercy to be recited at 3 p.m. on that day also.