The Easter Triduum is at the core of our faith. It is really one memorial spread over three days. The elements of Christ's redemptive action can't be cut off from one another - each is vital to our faith. It is not just about redemption from our sins - though, of course, it is that - but also the redemption of every aspect, every moment of every human life. Because of Christ's resurrection, all that we do (and all that we hope to do) is caught up in the merciful plan of God.
RECENTLY DECEASED Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed, especially those whose anniversaries occur at this time. We continue to remember in our prayers all those who are sick and those who care for them.
SERVICES FOR EASTER TRIDUUM Holy Thursday; Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30 pm The Watching will take place after Mass Vigil 11.00 pm Good Friday; Walk of Witness 10.15 am Children's Stations of the Cross 12 noon Liturgy of the Lord's Passion 3.00 pm Stations of the Cross 7.30 pm Holy Saturday; There is NO morning Mass on Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 9.00 pm Easter Sunday; Mass at 9am and 11 am only.
There will be NO evening Mass on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday
CAR-PARK This past weekend we had an emergency during Sunday Mass and needed to ensure clear entry and exit. It emphasised that we cannot permit double parking in the carpark. If we keep clear access, this also allows people with limited mobility to be dropped-off at the Church door. On Sunday's and in the evening there is free parking on the street. For that reason, once the carparking spaces are full, we will now be lowering the barrier. I appreciate your cooperation with these safety measures. MASS TIMES I am aware that there has been some confusion about Mass times. We are in the process of updating the website but please remember that the most accurate times are those in the newsletter. If you know of anyone who does not receive the newsletter, please let us know as soon as possible. COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES, HOLY LAND This collection, which takes place on Good Friday, will be taken up in the Narthex after the Good Friday ceremonies. The Holy Land is the physical birthplace of our faith, its shrines are important witnesses to that faith and its people are our sisters and brothers. SUPPORT OF THE PARISH CLERGY If you wish to make a contribution towards the support of the parish clergy this Easter, you may do so using the two contactless machines. There will also be envelopes available in the Narthex. As always, we thank you most sincerely for all your support and care. PARISH SYNODAL PROCESS If you haven't yet done so, I encourage you reply to the parish questionnaire on surveymonkey.co.uk. Feel free to pass it on to anyone you know who has something to say to us; consoling, complimentary, challenging or confrontative! We need to hear as many voices as possible. AND FINALLY... The Exsultet of the Easter Vigil reminds us that; This is the night, when once you led our forebears, Israel's children, from slavery in Egypt and made them pass dry-shod through the Red Sea. We remember that this weekend is also Passover for our Jewish sisters and brothers; may we, and all people of faith, be united in love of the dear Lord and Father of us all and seek the ways of peace and truth together.
With every blessing for this Easter Season,