Yearly Archives:: 2017

Church Ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter

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 Holy Thursday

Morning Prayer –  10 am
Children’s Eucharist – 3.30 pm
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 pm
Reposing of the Blessed Sacrament –  8.30 pm Prayer –  9.45 pm

Good Friday

Morning Prayer – 10 am
Stations of the Cross for Children – 11 am

Stations of the Cross for Adults – 12 noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3 pm
Musical Presentation of the Lord’s Passion – 8.30 pm 

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer – 10

The Lenten Season

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Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word ‘lencten’, which means “spring.” The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin His ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent

Lent 2017

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LENT – a call in the Silence!
By Debbie Moore-Borland

“What are you looking for?”

How difficult is it for me to answer that question – what am I looking for; in my life, in my relationships, in my work, in my family, in my country, in my world?
We can appear to be busy and indeed fulfilled, and yet each one of us can know what it’s like to be lonely and even lost.
During this Lent, a time

Baptism of the Lord

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Sunday 08 January, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord by St. John the Baptist. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God.

Many of the incidents which accompanied Christ’s baptism are symbolical of what

New Year Mass Times

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Monday 02 January 2017 –  Bank Holiday
10.00 am only – No evening Mass

Tues/Wed 3/4 January  - 10.00 & 7.00 pm

Thurs 05 January – 10.00 am  (7.00 pm Vigil Mass)

Friday 06 January  - Feast of the Epiphany
10.00; 11..00 am & 7.00 pm

 

The Feast of the Epiphany

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The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. This feast commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men or Magi, Caspar, Melchior and Balthassar, to worship the baby Jesus. The men were astrologers who were looking for the star that would lead them to the promised Messiah. This was prophesied in the Book of Micah. They brought with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. These gifts were very meaningful.

Gold was a precious and expensive gift, and showed