A number of pro-life groups are hosting two live online briefing events, which will inform and equip us to speak out to protect the many lives at stake after recent government policy changes on abortion as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. [I am posting this too late for the Saturday briefing but there is another on Wednesday, 27th January from 9-10pm. Please click here to find further details. Fr Richard]
Please click here for the list of Mass Intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 24th January.
Please click here for the list of Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 17th January
The first episode of Talking Heads for this year is available here. It covers chapter 14 of Deuteronomy, including the prohibition on eating rock badgers. Here is a picture of a rock badger, in case you don't know what one looks like.
Please click here for the list of Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 10th January.
The Kings have arrived in the crib and it is starting to look busy....
The traditional French Epiphany cake - the Galette des Rois - has been made....
and whoever gets the "bean" in the cake gets to wear the crown.
This year it was Br Gabriel, so in a nod to the old Twelfth Night traditions he got to sit in the Father's chair and preside at dinner. We have a number of different "beans". There is a 1936 sixpence (year of three kings), an 1848 Maundy tuppence (the year of the English Oratory's foundation), an 1890 sixpence and an enamel Yorkshire Rose. We just have to be careful no teeth are broken!
During the lockdown, public worship is still permitted. The rules for the national lockdown state,
"You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship."
There will be sung first Vespers for the Epiphany on Tuesday at 6pm
Epiphany Masses: 8.15am (EF Latin), 9.15am at St Joseph's, 12.10pm English Mass, 6pm EF Sung Latin Mass.
Our church will be open for Masses and services only as follows:
Sunday: Mass at 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon; Vespers & Benediction at 4pm.
(St Joseph's Saturday evening Mass at 5pm and Sunday morning at 9.30am)
Monday-Friday: EF Latin Mass at 8.15am; Exposition and Confession from 11.30am-12 noon; Mass at 12.10pm.
Saturday: EF Latin Mass at 9.15am; Exposition and Confession from 11.30am-12 noon; Mass at 12.10pm.
Holy Communion is given after Mass.
Please click here for the list of Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 3rd January.