Taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. ‘I will give you all these’ he said, ‘if you fall at my feet and worship me.’ Then Jesus replied, ‘Be off, Satan! Matthew chapter 4
For full details of Lent liturgies please see the newsletter.
Easter and Holy Week liturgy times can be found here.
CAFOD LENT FAST DAY– FRIDAY 14 MARCH
Please support CAFOD Lent Fast Day on Friday 14 March by fasting in solidarity with those living in poverty. Your prayers and donations at this time of year are helping to ensure thousands more people worldwide are able to eat healthy nutritious food today and face the future with greater hope and security. The CAFOD page on the website is here.
Bishop Philip will be making a Visitation to the Parish the next two weekends – 15/16th March, and 21/22 March. For full details see newsletter.
The Covenant with the Poor Appeal after masses today (Sunday March 9th) will be to help the Benedictine Sisters in the Philippines replace the ECG machines destroyed by the
flooding of their hospital in Tacloban City during Typhoon Haiyan last November,
and to help provide equipment for their St. Scholastica’s Dispensary, Pambujan,
Northern Samar. Agnes Sitjar will show a powerpoint “Super Typhoon Haiyan
and the Mission of the Benedictine Nuns in the Philippines” after the 10.30
a.m. mass today, Sunday 9th March.
For more info see CWP leaflet: Appeal for the Benedictine Sisters in the Philippines – click here.
Every Thursday during Lent – so this week, on Thursday 13th March – there will be Lenten Catechesis at 7.45 pm (after Mass) in the Pastoral Centre, with Bishop Philip online and Canon Paul. All welcome.
This is Bishop Philip’s message:
This Lent, the Formation for Mission team is offering online Lent catechesis to help people prepare for Easter, either individually or in small groups within the parish. Each week, there will be a video clip on the diocesan website which includes the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday in Lent, followed a 15-minute catechesis given by me on the Gospel. There are also discussion questions that accompany each video which can be downloaded each week.
The Diocesan website is here
The picture of the Temptation on the Mountain is by Jean-Marie St Eve, and is from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.