Lying in bed I wonder, ‘When will it be day?’
Risen I think, ‘How slowly evening comes!’
Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.
Swifter than a weaver’s shuttle my days have passed, and vanished, leaving no hope behind.
The Book of Job Chapter 7
The picture is a William Blake print illustrating the Book of Job, courtesy of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes February 11th
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the anniversary of the first vision of Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl, who described to her mother a vision of a “lady” who spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle (a mile from the town of Lourdes in southern France) while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. Another seventeen visions occurred in the same year 1858, with the final vision revealing Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The visions occurred 4 years after the Church declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Bernadette Soubirous was canonised as a Saint in 1933.
The Portsmouth Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place every year in August: a number of our parishioners join with Bournemouth parishes on an accompanied pilgrimage using a Jumbalance. Many parishioners have supported the HCPT Easter pilgrimages which provide life changing pilgrimage holidays for 1000 disabled or disadvantaged children each year.
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The next Pie Club will be held on THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
We meet at 12.30 for 12.45 at the St Peter’s Pastoral Centre (next to the church) in Jewry St Winchester. The idea for the Pie Club is that it provides another opportunity for people to meet regularly (approximately monthly) to get to know each other and share interests and, of course, food. There is a two-course home-cooked lunch (featuring a pie, and pudding, and custard!) and then a talk, discussion or activity, with plenty of time for socializing too.
All are welcome. If you have any special food requirements it would help if you let us know in advance so we can make sure we cater for you.
For more info, contact Marion, Moira and Sue via the Parish Office.
Eating lunch at the December meeting