Today is the most important day in the Christian calendar, the greatest event in history. We praise the Risen Christ who has triumphed over sin and death! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 10.00am* Thanks for Holy Week
Tuesday 12noon A joyful Eastertide EASTER TUESDAY
Wednesday 9.15am New Christians EASTER WEDNESDAY
Thursday 9.15am** Our school
7.15pm Keith Brigham (priest) RIP
Friday 9.15am Effective witness EASTER FRIDAY
Saturday 9.15am Aid agencies
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Mon 9.40am; Tue – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue – Fri 5.00pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILATION
By appointment only this week.
NEXT SUNDAY: MASSES at 8.00 & 10.00am
Erstanden ist der heilige Christ (The Holy Christ is risen) (BWV 628)
Sarabande for the Morning of Easter
Choir: Kyrie (Victoria); Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei (Darke in F); Christ the Lord is risen (German traditional)
THIS IS EASTER WEEK so do try and come to the Eucharist whenever you can. Each of the Gospel readings during the week sheds a particular light on the mystery of the resurrection.
*TOMORROW’S MASS (Bank Holiday) is at the earlier time of 10.00am.
1st CARNFORTH SCOUTS are holding their annual celebration of St George here on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm (the Church celebrates this feast on Monday 28th this year).
**SCHOOL EASTER MASS in church on Thursday at 9.15am. All welcome.
THANK YOU to our readers, intercessors, servers, choir and organist, sacristan, cleaners and for those who have prepared linen and flowers. They have all worked very hard during Holy Week especially, and we appreciate their efforts.
SPONSORED SWIM for Christian Aid. If you would like to sponsor Evie and Imogen Hutchins, please see the sponsor form in church. Thank you.
PLEASE PRAY FOR our school governors, meeting on Wednesday at 5.30pm to shortlist candidates for the soon-to-be vacant headship.
LENT BOXES please return these now and cross your name off the list. Thank you.
CONFIRMATION Anyone presently interested in pursuing this should have a word with Fr Stephen.
JIGSAWS A number of large, 1000-piece jigsaws have come into Fr Stephen’s possession. If you’d like any, please have a word with him.
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
EASTER is the most important feast in the Christian calendar, and its season lasts for fifty days. It is characterised by the very-prominent use of ‘Alleluia’. We celebrate the triumph of God in Christ over all that estranges us from him and brings everlasting death. Easter re-affirms and re-establishes the relationship of creature to Creator which human stridency sought to set aside. The only true way in which we can transcend ourselves is in Christ.