5th Sunday of Lent
Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.
29th March 2020
First Reading Ezekiel 37:12-14
Second Reading Romans 8: 8-11
Gospel John 11: 1-45
Due to Corona Virus (COVID-19) Masses and Church Services are discontinued until further notice as agreed by the Bishops of England and Wales
It is a great sadness that we can’t come to church for the great Holy Week celebrations this year. But being physically separated doesnt mean we can’t celebrate together.
Next Sunday, Palm Sunday, you are all invited to come at different times through the day and pick up a palm from the two pews in the church grounds.
(It is important to respect the two metres social distance when doing this).
This trip out could perhaps constitute your daily walk or outing ? Please take the palm home and display it on your front door or window as a sign of hope. Things aren’t easy, especially for people on the front line, NHS and Care staff especially, and there should be lots of prayer this week for them. But lots of people are describing a return to different values, that life isnt only about money-getting and buying. Also gardening is on the up and crime is down. The environment is benefiting. People are rediscovering family life, play and laughter. That’s a spiritual renewal, something to celebrate.
Below are some resources to help in continuing worship at home. Firstly an “alternative” Parish Bulletin with a message from Fr Charles.
We have found some Live Streamed services including masses. This means that clicking on the link below at the right time will connect you to a website showing a live stream of a mass in progress. Please note that to follow a complete service will use a great deal of data (like streaming live TV) so should only be used on a wifi connection, not using a phone data connection.
Also please note we have no control over content from independent websites
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Finally for the moment, here is a message about facing up to the Virus pandemic from the Tamera Community.
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lf any Ministers would like to be involved in the Palm Sunday and Easter readings, please let Sheila know as soon as possible. Thank you.
Next Friday l3th March 12 noon at the Parish House and each following fortnight. Lunchtime Get-Together for parishioners and members of our community. Food will be served from 12.00 noon until 1.00pm. The meal will consist of a simple lunch, freshly cooked and baked,...
Next Sunday, 8th March, there will be a second collection following the CAFOD Family Fast Day/. (Envelopes at he back of church). If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid declaration, as this enables CAFOD to claim an extra 25% on all donations.
CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY, Friday, 6th March This Lent, CAFOD’S Family Fast Day is an opportunity to reach out to some of the poorest, most marginalised of our sisters and brothers. Your donations go to highly-trained local experts around the world, who save and support...
Stations of the Cross will take place through Lent on Friday evenings, 6.30 pm. As follows: 28th February - Sheila Johnson 6th March - TBA 13th March - U.C.M. 20th March - K.S.C. 27th March - Filipinos Group 3rd April - TBA Many thanks to parishioners helping with the...
Thanks to those who responded last week with food. The Foryd Centre, who we supply with food, tell us they’re still short of Tinned meat or Veg, biscuits, Cereals, Pasta Sauces, Frozen meals and UHT milk
Bishop Edwin will be celebrating a St David’s Day Mass in Welsh on Monday 2nd March at 12 noon in the Cathedral
Government are asking churches and community groups to alert people to the need to apply for Settled Status in the UK , which will give them a status in UK law once we leave the EU. There is plenty of time to apply. There are an estimated 1 million EU Citizens still...
The Foryd Centre, who we supply with food, tell us they’re short of Tinned meat or Veg, biscuits, Cereals, Pasta Sauces, Frozen meals and UHT milk. Thanks to Parishioner Paul, who is acting as link person with the Foryd Centre at the moment and is also currently...