Greetings, in Christ
Welcome to your Parish. As you can see this Parish has a long history of ministry and an equally long history of Priests who have loyally served our community of faith.
I welcome you as your Parish Priest, to a place dedicated to St Anselm, but above all to a place committed to prayer as the foundation for the life of our family.If you are a parishioner, I thank you for the way you serve Christ in your Parish and if you are a newcomer or guest, welcome.
Please join us and be part of a living community to share prayer and ministry to others here in this place. As you get to know more of your Parish and your fellow parishioners you can see that this is a compassionate place, where we minister to those in need, to those who need compassion and to those who want to belong.
I remind everyone of two things:
Firstly, to belong to one of the many ministries that take place in this parish and to offer the opportunity of sharing your talent for the good of others is part of our Christian duty. Christ said "Love your neighbour as yourself." Therefore, I urge you to think of your talents and share them with this your parish community.
Secondly, we have a duty to pray. St. Paul reminds us to "pray without ceasing" (1Thessalonians 5:7) and I urge each and every one of you to spend time in prayer. It can be quiet reflection spent in the church, the lighting of a candle, the attending of a Eucharistic celebration during the week, the saying of the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction or the reflective thought during the activity of a busy day. Pray with us here, pray to have time to reflect, pray to have time to let Jesus into your busy life.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross during Lent:
- Sundays at 5.30pm
Stations of the Cross will be led
by the clergy/deacons
during the six Sundays of Lent.
- Wednesdays and Fridays after the evening Mass.
THE SPIRITUALITY OF 12-STEPS
The Spirituality of 12-Steps
Dates:Course commencing on Tuesday, 26th February and concluding on Tuesday, 4th June (running for 12 weeks -term time).
Time: 7.30pm for 7.45pm start
Where: in the upper new hall
Deeply rooted in Christian tradition, the 12-step programme blends the best of spirituality with the best of modern psychology.
A renowned spiritual expert and recipient of the pontifical honour Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice given by Pope John Paul II, Fr Ciorra guides you on a transformative journey towards freedom. You will deepen your spirituality as you develop a richer understanding of his broad but in-depth approach to the 12-steps as a course of action.
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Lent commences on Wednesday, 6th March. There will be four Masses 8.00am, 10.00am, 6.15pm and 8.00pm. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass symbolising a forty-day period of fasting and penance. No Gloria is said except on Feast days and Solemnities. Flowers are not used and the organ is playing only to sustain the singing. The time commences for fulfilling your Easter duties with regard to Confession and Holy Communion.
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