LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17th  WITH ASH WEDNESDAY

Lent was originally the season of preparation for Easter.  The traditional ways of preparation were fasting, praying and almsgiving.  Prayer gives time to God, fasting diminishes selfishness and almsgiving helps others.

Jesus spent forty days in the desert preparing for his work, whilst the Israelites spent forty years in the desert preparing for the Promised Land.

We spend forty days of Lent preparing to celebrate the great events of our faith: the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Christ.

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS TIMES:

8 am, 10 am and 7.30 pm.

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO HOW WE MIGHT PREPARE OURSELVES FOR EASTER

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On Good Friday morning, the parish will be staging the musical liturgy “BORN FOR THIS” with support from Ten Ten Theatre.  Parishioners of all ages and abilities are warmly invited to participate in the liturgy.

We are looking for people to take part in the following ways:

MUSIC

PERFORMANCE

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Musicians

Actors

Stage Managers

Choir

Movement

Set-builders

Soloists

Readers

Costume-makers

An initial meeting will take place on Tuesday 9 February at 7.45pm followed by subsequent rehearsals throughout Lent.  There will be varying levels of commitment depending on your participation.  Whether you are an experienced musician, singer or performer, or if you have never been involved in anything like this before, you would be most welcome to take part in this Lenten community project.

  

HOLY WEEK TIMETABLE:

Monday 6th April.
Penitential Services at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm 

Tuesday 7th April.
Chrism Mass in Westminster Cathedral at Noon
Confessions 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Third Lent Talk 7.30 pm 

Wednesday 8th April
Requiem Mass at 10 am for John Gordon Darrer    RIP
Confessions 11 – 11.30 am 

Maundy Thursday 9th April.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8 pm followed by the
Watch of the Passion until 10 pm. 

Good Friday 10th April.
Confessions 10 – 10.30 am
11.30 am   Stations of the Cross
3 pm          The Passion
7 pm          The Seven Last Words            
                 (Haydn) 

Holy Saturday 11th April.
8.30 pm   The Easter Vigil 

Easter Sunday 12th April
Mass at 8.30 am                
9.45 am              
11.15 am      
and 12.30 pm.

The church will close after the 12.30 pm Mass and there will be No Evening Mass.

 

Penitential Services

Monday 21st December

2.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Private Confessions

Tuesday 22nd December:  7.30 – 8 pm

Wednesday 23rd December:  10.30 – 11 am

Christmas Eve

10 am – not a Mass of Christmas

6.30 pm – Family Mass

11.30 pm – Carols and readings

before Midnight Mass