Bulletin No.659 April 9th 2017

Stations of the Cross:   There will be Stations of the Cross today at 4 p.m.   Why not make it part of your Lenten observance?

Chrism MassThis year this will take place on WEDNESDAY 12th April at 11.30 a.m. in our Cathedral.  During this Mass, celebrated by Archbishop George with all of the priests of our Archdiocese, the Oil of Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick are blest and the Oil of the Chrism is consecrated, which are then distributed and used throughout the Archdiocese whenever the Sacraments are celebrated.  Also during this Mass, we as Ordained Priests, renew our commitment to serve the needs of our Archdiocese, while you as the lay faithful renew your commitment to support us and pray for us as we minister among you.   Please make every effort to attend this beautiful and inspiring celebration.

The Easter Triduumto participate in the three days of the Triduum is a privilege!  And not a chore as many seem to view Church-attendance today!  We enter into the mystery of the Lord’s life-giving death and resurrection and are invited to renew our own commitment as members of the Church and to remember that whenever we come to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass Jesus is truly present under the appearance of bread and wine.  To meet Jesus didn’t happen only 2000 years ago, but happens today whenever and wherever the Mass is celebrated: why would that be considered a chore and not a privilege?  What an opportunity we have to be celebrate this privilege by coming to the liturgies of the Triduum this week!  Let us also pray for those who will be baptised during the coming celebrations!

Holy Thursday Watching at the Altar of Repose:    Can you spare some time to ‘keep watch’ with the Lord?     Please put your name on the list at the back of the Church.

Good Friday Collection will be for the Holy Places.   Please be as generous as you can.

Gift Aid Envelopes: are at the back of the Church. Please pick up a box (pink) with your name on it.

Planned Giving for those not in the Gift Aid Scheme.   There are also boxes of envelopes (Yellow Boxes with no names) at the back of the Church.                             Both envelopes to be used from this weekend.

Easter Offering Envelopesare at the back of the Church.  The Easter Collection is your offering to the Parish Priest and forms an essential part of his income.

Easter Service Cards are at the back of the Church.  Please take one for yourself and another to pass on to anyone who might like to join us for any of our services during Holy Week.

Beetle Drive with light refreshments on Wednesday 26th of April in the Church Hall.  Tickets on sale at the back of the Church.

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