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Holy Week Leaflet(click to download PDF)

Please keep a place in your prayers for those adults in the final stages of their preparation for Baptism, Reception into the Church, and/or Confirmation during the Easter Vigil. They are God’s gift to our parish community.

There are leaflets available on the table at the back of church with full details of Holy Week and Easter service times and music. Please note that the Solemn Mass of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday begins at 6.30pm; the Liturgy of the Passion on Good Friday is at 3pm; the Vigil and First Mass of Easter on Holy Saturday starts at 8pm. The Masses on Easter Day are at the usual Sunday times.

There has been a very genius response to this year’s Lent Alms which are being divided this year between Aid to the Church in Need for humanitarian aid in Syria and the Bakhita foundation to help victims of modern slavery. £1698has been raisedso far: further contributions can be left in the marked lost by the main door.  During the Liturgy on Good Friday a special collection is made (throughout the Catholic world) for the upkeep of the Holy Places in the Holy Land.

Mass will be celebrated on Easter Monday at 10am (only)

New sets of WEEKLY GIVING ENVELOPES are available at the back of church. Please pick up your box and if you cannot find one in your name, or would like to begin to give in this simple but efficient way on a regular basis, fill in one of the forms provided.

The SVP fund raising Piano Recital by Felipe Brown, the international concert pianist on Wednesday 21st May. Tickets, £15, £20 & £25 including Chilean wine during the interval. Pay by cash, cheque of bank transfer. Please contact Bill Metcalf on 07768 315097 or wmetcalfemail@gmail.com Volunteers to help with sales also welcome.

For your diary – on Sunday 22nd June, which is the feast of Corpus Christi, we are planning a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament from Farm Street to Spanish Place. We hope it is going to be a great act of witness in W1 so mark the date and time (5.15pm start) in your diary and begin to encourage others to do the same.

Do you ever visit the Repository we have in church? It is normally open after most Sunday Masses and offers a wide variety of articles of devotion, greetings cards, and prayer books.

Last week’s giving £2,609 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)

 

                                    A prayer before the Crucifix
“O most high and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart. Give me, Lord, a firm faith, sure hope, perfect love, profound humility -  the sign and knowledge - so that I may carry out all your commandments”
                                          (St Francis of Assisi)