We hope you'll find a friendly and very active Catholic Community,
one that you'll be happy to belong to and to participate in.
But most of all, we hope you'll be able to encounter God's presence.
This is the Source and Summit of all that we are and all that we do. Fr Doug Bull
Week starting on the 18th March 2018: 5th Sunday of Lent
This week-end(17/18 March) homily is available here
GOSPEL REFLECTION FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
In this week’s Gospel story Jesus invites his disciples into a great mystery with curious pronouncements: Those who love their lives just as they are will lose them. If a grain of wheat dies, it will bear much fruit...What does Jesus mean? The climactic event of Jesus’ passion and death is drawing closer; a time when the great confrontation between Jesus and the powers of darkness take place. When Jesus is lifted up, he will draw all to himself. The Christian steward knows life can’t be lived in complacency. We are called to die to self, bear more fruit, be raised up with Jesus. Jesus brings discomfort to those who are comfortable. Jesus urges us to give witness in his name. How will we respond?
How is it going? It is never too late to start.
Thought for the week-
· How do you face up the challenges or difficulties of your future?
· What good might be achieved by being brave enough to change NOW?
Special Ministers are asked to sign up on the sheet in the Sacristy this week-end to confirm their attendance and to cover the Holy Week and Easter Rota.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Monday 19th March at 8pm in Hartley Hall
WEDNESDAY TALKS LET IT BE.
The last session this Wednesday at 7.30pm in Hartley Hall. We will look at making the DVD available to anyone who missed a session. Please ask.
THE WHY COURSE
…. continues in Hartley Hall on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm. For more information, please see posters or take one of the cards in the church
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Each Friday evening during Lent at 7.30pm. The Sanderson family will lead the Stations next week. There is also Friday evening Mass at 8pm particularly for those who are working during the week and want to make a personal effort.
NEXT WEEK IS PALM SUNDAY
The 10am Mass begins at 9.45am in the Playground when we are joined by St Andrew’s and St Laurence’s for the Blessing of Palms and Procession.