The highlight of the week is Wednesday 2nd February when we celebrate the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple by Mary and Joseph. They were fulfilling the requirement for first born males to be brought to the Temple. It is a meeting point of the Old and New Testament as Simeon calls Jesus “a Light to enlighten the gentiles“ It is this description which gives the day the name of Candlemas. The introduction to the celebration reminds us that it is “Forty days since we celebrated the Nativity of the Lord”. One of the Joyful Mysteries we reflect on when praying the Rosary.
Covid-19 Latest Advice
The notifications from the Bishops Conference and our Bishop are on the noticeboards and can be read at here and here. Face coverings – no longer a legal requirement but encouraged at choice. The Sign of Peace is now reintroduced. As always respect other people.
Growing Up Catholic
Next Sunday Children in Years 3 & 4 will meet with Parents following the 10am Mass to commence their preparation to become Communicating members of the Church. Please remember them in your prayers.
The Synod Journey
Communion, Participation , Mission. The local discussions are now complete and even if you were unable to attend the Wednesday Evening meetings you can still return your comments to the Diocese. Do book in for Bishop Richard’s presentation on Wednesday 9th March 7.30 -8.45pm. It is hoped that post that meeting we can have it played in our hall.
Sunday Mass 10am Int. For the People of the Parish
Wednesday 2nd February The Presentation of the Lord Candlemas Mass 10am
Friday 4th February Weekday Mass 10am
Sunday Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass 10am
The Canticle of Simeon. Prayed every Night Prayer / Compline
At last all powerful Master You give leave to your servant to go in pea According to your promise For my eyes have seen your salvation Which you have prepared for all nations The Light to enlighten the Gentiles And give glory to Israel your people