Last Friday was the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows or as it was known… Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows.
Did you know that St Mary’s Church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows? We can be reminded of this when we look in detail at the beautiful stained glass window at the east end of the Church!
Here are three clues of what to look out for in the photos below or whenever you next visit St Mary’s Church: …
The Seven Swords
Mary the Mother of Jesus
Our Blessed Lord
Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows – Pray for us!
The incense was quite effective at the Requiem Mass yesterday… as you could easily get a glimpse of the entrance to the heavenly places!
The smoke symbolizes the prayers of the faithful drifting up to heaven: the Psalmist prays, “Let my prayer come like incense before you; the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice” (Psalm 141).
Yesterday afternoon there was a Mass in St Patrick’s Primary School for the beginning of the school year.
As with the Mass for St Mary’s Primary School on Tuesday, we wish all staff and students well in the year ahead!
Now the summer holidays are over the staff and students return to school! This morning St Mary’s Primary School gathered in St Mary’s Church for Mass. The Mass itself was the Optional Memorial of The Most Holy Name of Mary… very appropiate as Mary is the Patron of the school.
Some of the pupils took part by reading the First Reading, Responsorial Psalm and Bidding Prayers whilst others brought forward the offerings of bread and wine in the Offertory Procession. Hymns were also sung as well as the Gospel Acclamation.
We wish the staff and students well in the year ahead!