There are separate leaflets with full details of Holy Week & Easter services and music. Please take as many as you like to distribute to anyone who might be encouraged to join you here at Spanish Place in what is the most significant Week of the Christian calendar. A reminder that next Sunday (25th March) is PALM SUNDAY and (after the clocks have been put forward by one hour) the 9.30 Mass starts at 9.15 am – and the usual 10.30 Solemn Mass begins in the Mews behind Durant’s Hotel at 10.15am – please come along and make sure that we form a worthy procession in celebration of our Redeemer.
The Lent Course continues on Wednesday. Refreshments will be served in the social centre after the 6pm Mass, and each session will begin at 7pm and end by 8pm. We are using material prepared by Father Stephen Wang which is designed to deepen our understanding of the Eucharist. This fourth session is concerned with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Masses on Monday (19th March) the feast of SAINT JOSEPH will be offered at his altar at 7.15am, 12.30am & 6pm.
On the Fridays of Lent, there will be Eucharistic Adoration all day (from after the 7.15am Mass through till 6pm Mass). The Stations of the Cross will be followed after the 6pm Mass.
Cheques to the value of £2,906 have been sent to CAFOD – the amount raised by the recent Lent Fast Day.
The St Vincent de Paul Society fund-raising bike ride will be held this year on 24th June. The route will be along canal paths and should suit young or old cyclists. Last year £3,250 was raised and with your help SVP hopes to raise even more this year.
This Friday (23rd March) our choir will singing the “Tenebrae Responses” by Victoria. The start time is 7.30pm (after the Stations of the Cross) with an expected duration of around forty minutes: there is no cost, but there will be a retiring collection to help towards expenses. If you have the time do come along and use this glorious music as a fitting preparation for Holy Week.
The parish has an allocation of six tickets for the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool 7th-9th September: if you would like to be one those attending from Spanish Place please make contact with the parish office.
Please continue to pray for those adults who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during this year’s Easter Vigil.
Last weekend’s collections: £3,272 (includes envelopes but not bankers’ orders, etc.)