After the Christmas Season we notice a few changes – The colour of the vestments will be Green up to Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent , in general the focus is on the ministry and mission of Jesus , and the name is Ordinary Time ( which derives from the dense of an ordered account of the life of Jesus Christ ) We are also reminded that in our Missals we follow – on Sundays – mainly the Gospel of St Luke in Cycle C.
In England the Church celebrates Peace Sunday when the Bishops invite us to a day of prayer and reflection on the theme of Pope Francis for the World Day of Peace –“ Education, Work and Dialogue between Generations : Tools for building lasting Peace “.You can find the full text here. The Catholic Organisation which promotes Peace is called Pax Christi ( the Peace of Christ ).and parishes are invited to help it with a collection . Since many do not carry cash you may find it easier to make your gift by card at www,…..To follow
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
This commences on Tuesday 18th January and runs until 25th January . This Year’s material has been produced by the Christians of the Middle East – appropriately “ We saw his star in the East..”
Full texts for each day are to be found here. This topic was briefly discussed in the Synod discussions on Participation.
Towards a Synodal Church
The third meeting will be held in our hall on Wednesday 26th January at 7.30pm The theme is Mission which continues to raise the ever present question – How to? Bishop Richard will be presenting a Report on the reflections from around the Diocese – please click here.
- Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – Peace Sunday -Mass 10am
- Tuesday Mass 10am Mass for Christian Unity
- Friday St Agnes Mass 10am
- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Mass 10am
Peace is the gift of heaven to earth
Softly enfolding our fears.
Peace is the gift of Christ to the world
Given for usJohn Glynn