Weekly events in the Parish:
Sunday’s during Lent – Holy Hour 2:30pm – please consult newsletter for locations.
Mondays – Cuppa & Chat in St Patrick’s Hall 10:00am-12noon –
next meeting 5th March.
– Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall, doors open at 7:00pm.
Tuesdays – Legion of Mary meeting in the side room at St Patrick’s 10:30am.
Thursdays – Choir practise at St Mary’s Church 2:30pm. (Upstairs in the organ loft).
– Lectio Divina in St Mary’s Presbytery 7:30pm.
Fridays during Lent – Stations of the Cross 7:00pm – please consult the newsletter for locations.
CAFOD SOUP DAY
Saturday 10th March in St Patrick’s Church hall from 11.30am to 1:00pm.
Cake stall, tombola and raffle. Tickets £2 (£1 children) All are welcome!
LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE
Thursday 15th March 7:00pm – St Mary’s Church
Penitential Service and Hearing of the Organ followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). There will be four priests available.
During individual Confessions there will be some Variations of Lenten Chants and hymns played on the Pipe Organ. All are welcome!
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
The blessing of Palm branches and Anticipated Mass on Saturday evening at
St Patrick’s Church 6:00pm.
The blessing of Palm branches and Low Mass on Sunday morning at
The Good Shepherd 8:30am.
The blessing of Palm branches, Procession and Solemn Mass for Palm Sunday at
St Mary’s Church 10:30am
Children are encouraged to take part in the Procession of Palms.
All are welcome to attend. Please invite your friends and family members!
STATIONS OF THE CROSS (CHURCHES TOGETHER)
Tuesday 27th March 7:00pm – The Good Shepherd
All are very welcome to joins us for Stations of The Cross! We will also be joined by members of the Anglican and Methodist Churches in Torrisholme.
LANCASTER DIOCESE CHRISM MASS
Holy Thursday 29th March – St Peter’s Cathedral, Lancaster 11:30am.
The blessing of the Oil of the Sick and of the Oil of Catechumens and the consecration of the Chrism are carried out by the Bishop, according to the Rite described in the Roman Pontifical, usually on this day, at a proper Mass to be celebrated during the morning.
This Mass, which the Bishop concelebrates with his presbyterate, should be, as it were, a manifestation of the Priests’ communion with their Bishop. Accordingly it is desirable that all the Priests participate in it, insofar as is possible, and during it receive Communion even under both kinds. To signify the unity of the presbyterate of the diocese, the Priests who concelebrate with the Bishop should be from different regions of the diocese.
In accord with traditional practice, the blessing of the Oil of the Sick takes place before the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, but the blessing of the Oil of Catechumens and the consecration of the Chrism take place after Communion. Nevertheless, for pastoral reasons, it is permitted for the entire rite of blessing to take place after the Liturgy of the Word.
(Text – The Roman Missal)
HOLY THURSDAY – 29TH MARCH
St Mary’s Church – 7:30pm
SOLEMN MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
The Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm followed by ‘Watching’ at the Altar of Repose until 11:00pm. Please do try and attend the Mass on Holy Thursday. This Mass is the first part of ‘The Sacred Paschal Triduum’.
All are welcome to attend, please spread the word and invite your friends and family members!
GOOD FRIDAY – 30TH MARCH
Stations of The Cross at St Mary’s Church – 10:30am. There will be a retiring collection for Holy Places.
Stations of The Cross at St Mary’s Church – 11:30am (Adapted for children).
SOLEMN LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION
St Mary’s Church – 3:00pm
The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday at 3:00pm. Please do try and attend this Service on Good Friday.
The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion is the second part of ‘The Sacred Paschal Triduum’. The Solemn Liturgy has three parts:
1. The Liturgy of the Word
2. The Adoration of the Cross
3. Holy Communion
All are welcome to attend,
please spread the word and invite your friends and family members!
There will be a retiring collection for Holy Places.
HOLY SATURDAY – 31ST MARCH
THE EASTER VIGIL 6:30PM
All are very welcome to attend.
Please spread the word and invite your friends and family members!
By most ancient tradition, this is the night of keeping vigil for the Lord (Ex 12: 42), in which, following the Gospel admonition (Lk 12: 35-37), the faithful, carrying lighted lamps in their hands, should be like those looking for the Lord when he returns, so that at his coming he may find them awake and have them sit at his table.
Of this night’s Vigil, which is the greatest and most noble of all solemnities, there is to be only one celebration in each church. It is arranged, moreover, in such a way that after the Lucernarium and Easter Proclamation (which constitutes the first part of this Vigil), Holy Church meditates on the wonders the Lord God has done for his people from the beginning, trusting in his word and promise (the second part, that is, the Liturgy of the Word) until, as day approaches, with new members reborn in Baptism (the third part), the Church is called to the table the Lord has prepared for his people, the memorial of his Death and Resurrection until he comes again (the fourth part).
(Text – The Roman Missal)
EASTER SUNDAY – 1st April
Please do try and attend Mass on Easter Sunday. All are very welcome!
The Good Shepherd 8:30am (Low Mass)
St Patrick’s 10:00am (Low Mass with hymns)
St Mary’s 11:30am (Solemn High Mass)
St Patrick’s 6:30pm (Polish)