Sunday 1st: First Reading was 2 Chronicles 36:14-16. Responsorial Psalm was Number 136 " O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!" Second Reading was Ephesians 2:4-10, and the reading from the Holy Gospel was John 3:14-21. The Service next Sunday (5th in Lent) will be at 9.30am. The mid-week service (Feria) on Thursday 19th Mar will be preceded by the Stations of the Cross at 9.15am.
Another reminder to note the study of the Book of Job, to consider through prayer and discussion the message contained in this most challenging of writings.Please note no prior knowledge is needed. The final 2 sessions are on Thursday 19th & 26th March respectively at 10.00 after Feria.
The weekly drop-in session continues to be held in the meeting area at the back of the church between 10.00am and 12.00 noon every Tuesday for anyone wanting information about the church, its activities, or simply for a natter and a cup of coffee. Last weeks Tote winner was number 170.
Final reminder this will take place Tuesday 17th March at 7.00pm.
Saint Joseph, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the step-father of Jesus. It has the rank of a solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church; and it is a feast or commemoration in the provinces of the Anglican Church. The earliest records of a formal devotional following for Saint Joseph date to the year 800 and references to him as nutritor Domini (educator/guardian of the Lord) began to appear in the 9th century, and continued growing to the 14th century. March 19 was dedicated to Saint Joseph in several Western calendars by the 10th century, and this custom was established in Rome by 1479. In 1989, John Paul II positions Saint Joseph as breaking the old vice of paternal familial domination, and suggests him as the model of a loving father.