The Staff and pupils of our three primary schools: St Bernadette, St Michael and SS Peter & Paul, have prepared a beautiful Service of the Stations of the Cross for you to pray during this week. Many thanks to all who have worked behind the scenes to make this happen. Let us pray for all our young people, that the message of Holy Week will touch their lives this Easter. God Bless, Fr Mark
To pray the Stations with the children, please click the picture above.
Please also remember that the clocks go forward one hour tonight!
The bulletin is now ready to download from the Online Activities and Bulletin page
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and we begin Holy Week. If you click on the button below you can print off a poster to display in your window as a witness to the solemn events of this week.
This week Fr Sean is giving the ecumenical Lenten talk on behalf of our parish for the local Christian communities. You can find his the video for this talk below and join in the discussion for the questions he raises on Monday 22nd at 4PM on Zoom. To join the Zoom chat follow: https://zoom.us/j/93980443205?pwd=enNDTlZScE96bUp1OEI3ZlhJdW8vQT09
First Class Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis We have been very privileged to receive a relic of Blessed Carlo’s hair for veneration in the parish. This was only made possible by Mgr Anthony Figueiredo who was kindly able to bring it from the Bishop of Assisi whilst visiting his mother in England. Fr Mark was then able to shoot down to Watford on Friday to pick it up for the parish. Considering all the travel restrictions and the fact that Italy has now gone into lockdown, we have been very blessed that this precious relic was able to get to us safely. Close veneration of relics is not allowed under the present Covid restrictions, but the relic will be on display on the altar for the live-stream Mass this Sunday and as soon as the restrictions are relaxed, we will be preparing a special event for public veneration. This will enable us to spread the devotion to Blessed Carlo across the country.
I have housed the relic of Blessed Carlo in the Olive Wood Monstrance of the Tau of St Francis. In Assisi you will see the Tau everywhere as it was the beloved version of the Cross used by St Francis. As Blessed Carlo had such a devotion to St Francis, and his own tomb now lies in the old Cathedral of Assisi, it is fitting that our relic of Blessed Carlo be housed in the centre of the Tau Cross.
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After the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587 BC we hear the command to rebuild the temple in our First Reading from Chronicles at Mass this weekend. This was begun around 521BC and went through various enlargements and modifications before being finished by Herod the Great in the time of Jesus. This was then destroyed by the Roman Emperor Titus in 70 AD.
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