ASH WEDNESDAY is this Wednesday– 26th February. Ashes will be blessed and imposed at all Masses – 7.15am, 11am (in the Extraordinary Form), 12.30pm, 6pm & 7pm (which will be a Sung Mass).
On the Fridays of Lent (starting this week) there will be Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day, and the Stations of the Cross will be followed after the 6pm Mass. There are Lent leaflets available at the back of the church – please take one in addition to this newsletter.
2020 has been designated as the “Year of the Word” when Catholics are invited to deepen their knowledge of the Scriptures. On the five Lenten Wednesdays – beginning on 4th March – Canon Wilson will be leading a series of reflections on the Sunday readings. There is a booklet (available at the first session) “A Word for Lent” to help guide these reflections.
Westminster Age UK are asking if anyone might have a few daytime hours to spare to befriend the lonely and isolated. If you feel this is a way in which you
Might be bale to offer your skills then contact Grace Nuttall the volunteer c00ridnatotr by phone on 07957 652 784 or 020 3004 5610 or by email email@example.com
The Cardinal has asked for the following note to be included: “all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and accessing services here. The deadline for applications is 30 June, 2021. Details and links to the application process are to be found on gov.uk/eusettled status. Please bring this to the attention of friends, family members and fellow parishioners who may need to apply. Information on assistance for those who may have difficulty applying is available as: gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme. The Catholic Church in England & Wales stands in solidarity with all European citizens who have made their homes here. They are a valued part of our parishes, schools and communities”.
Canon Martin Edwards is conducting a retreat day here on Saturday (29th February) – although this is for a group centred on his parish of Saint Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth anyone is welcome to attend part or all of the retreat. Details will be found on the notice boards in the porch.
The annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony will be offered in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 30th May at 3pm. The Cardinal will be inviting all couple in the Archdiocese who are celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th & 60th (and every year over 60) anniversary of Catholic marriage. If you are keeping an anniversary, please give the parish office the following details: husband’s and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email or telephone number, if no email.
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