During the penitential season of Lent, we must seek the grace to overcome temptation. Then, like Our Lord himself, we can live for others and be more sensitive to their needs and concerns, rather than being pre-occupied with our own.
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 7.00pm The sick
Tuesday 12 noon Stephen Bond (priest) RIP
Wednesday 9.15am Bryan Robinson (priest) RIP Thursday 7.15pm Bishop John
Friday 9.15am Needy and hungry
Saturday 9.15am Additional Curates Society
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Mon – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue – Fri 5.00pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday at 5.15pm (Fr Stephen) or by appointment only.
NEXT SUNDAY: MASSES at 8.00 & 10.00am
Trio Sonata no 2, slow movement (BWV 526)
Fantasia in C minor (BWV 537)
Choir: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake (Hilton)
NOMINATION FORMS are out today for PCC, churchwardens and sidespersons. Please get the sheets filled in as soon as possible, but remember that you may nominate ONE person and second ONE person only for PCC. And please remember to ask someone before nominating them.
STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES are available today – please take yours. Anyone wishing to join the scheme, please see John Holland. Thank you.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS tomorrow at 7.30pm – a traditional Lenten devotion. Why not come along?
LENT There is a list of parish provision in the March issue of the Parish Magazine.
LENT BOXES for the Additional Curates Society are available today. Please take one and write your name on the list. Thank you.
LENT EXTRA is available today at £2.00.
STANDING COMMITTEE 7.30pm on Wednesday at the Vicarage.
LENT ADDRESSES The first of these, on the subject of ‘Temptation’, takes place on Thursday – details on the yellow leaflet. Mass at 7.15pm, Address, Coffee, and finishing with Night Prayer at 8.30pm. Please would anyone willing to serve the coffee let Fr Stephen know?
ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION The annual revision concludes today, as per the notice in the porch. Please see Rebecca Riley today if you need a form or if any of your details have changed.
CANCER RESEARCH Dylan is holding a cake sale after the 10.00am Mass next Sunday. There will be a range of cakes, including gluten and/or dairy free. Please lend your support.
WALSINGHAM CELL Next meeting is at St Barnabas’ on Saturday 22nd March – Mass at 12noon, followed by a light lunch. Dates to be arranged, and the next pilgrimage to be planned – likely dates for this are 3rd – 7th November.
LISTENER/VISITOR If there is anyone who would be willing to make regular visits to one or two housebound parishioners, please let Fr Stephen know. Thank you.
A COMMERCIAL Fr David Branford, the RC Chaplain at Lancaster Farms YOI and who lives in Bridgeside, has written an e novel, Cadwallan. It’s available from amazon.co.uk
ADVANCE NOTICE The Annual Parochial Church Meeting has been fixed for Sunday 23rd March at 11.15am.
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy.