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"We welcome the designation of Tuesday 23rd March as a National Day of Reflection to mark the anniversary of the first national lockdown with a minute’s silence at midday and doorstep vigils of light at 8pm. We ask you all to make this not only a Day of Reflection but also a Day of Prayer. In reflection we ponder on all that has taken place; in prayer we bring this to our Heavenly Father. For all who live by faith in God, reflection and prayer always go hand in hand. Prayer completes reflection. Reflection informs prayer. Prayer opens our life to its true horizon. Without prayer we live in a foreshortened world and are more easily swamped by its clamour and tragedy. Throughout this difficult year, so many have been inspired by prayer, so much effort sustained in prayer, in every place. So let us make the 23rd March truly a day of prayer."
Cardinal Nichols (Archbishop of Westminster) & Archbishop McMahon (Archbishop of Liverpool)

Today marks the beginning of Passiontide - the inner part of Lent that leads us to Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum. During Passiontide and Holy Week, the statues and crosses are veiled in purple.

Today there will be a second collection for the work of Aid to the Church in Need supporting persecuted Christians throughout the world. Next Sunday, Palm Sunday, there will be a second collection for the Diocesan Lenten Alms campaign which goes to support the Cardinal's Appeal. Thank you in advance for your kindness.

Thank you all so much for your generous donations to the Foodbank.  We will continue to take them to St Paul’s on a weekly basis.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help  on a Monday afternoon, please contact Father Matt Harbage (Vicar): 07746 444179 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please stay away if you have any symptoms or if it is safer to stay at home. Please use the hand sanitiser on the way in, and wear the face covering inside the church. We must all observe social distancing inside the church, and please, no mingling outside!  Thank you.

Palm Sunday 27th/28th March Masses (Vigils 4, 6) Sun 9, 10, 11, 12

Monday 29th March
12pm Mass; Confessions 12.30pm

Tuesday 30th March
12pm Mass; Confessions 12.30pm

Wednesday 31st March
11am School Mass (online only)
12pm Mass; Confessions 12.30pm

Holy Thursday 1st April
7.30pm Mass of the Lord's Supper (TICKET ONLY)
church open till 10pm for visits and private prayer

Good Friday 2nd April
10am Stations of the Cross (in church and online)
3pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (TICKET ONLY)
church open till 10pm for visits and private prayer

Holy Saturday 3rd April
10am Office of Readings (Matins) - in church and online
2pm Confessions
6pm Confessions -- NO MASSES AT 4PM OR 6PM
7.30pm Easter Vigil in the Holy Night (TICKET ONLY)

Easter Sunday 4th April
TICKET ONLY MASSES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Join ACN for a virtual Sunday Lunch, today at 1pm, in aid of the St John the Merciful Table, an initiative that serves daily meals to over 1,500 struggling Christians in Lebanon. https://acnuk.org/event/acn-virtual-sunday-lunch/ or pray for AtCiN on Zoom: at 6.15 pm on Sundays in Lent.  Meeting ID: 868 0078 1044. Passcode: 451468.

Many thanks to all of you who entered the Draw in 2020.The winners of the Draw held last Sunday are listed below.

If anyone would like to be part of the Draw for 2021, we hope to hold the Spring Draw in early April – the stake is £3 per quarter—please email the parish Office for details or an application form.

Summer 2020
First Prize    171    Bridie Forry    £81
Second Prize    509    Nonie Fennell-Kelly    £33.75
Third Prize    241    Pat Hunt    £20.25
Autumn 2020
First Prize    242    Pat Hunt    £81
Second Prize    059    Brian Hunt    £33.75
Third Prize    229    Ramon Landi    £20.25
Winter 2020
First Prize    512    Nonie Fennell-Kelly    £79.20
Second Prize    149    M. Campbell    £33
Third Prize    139    Karen Landi    £19.80