Lent & Holy Week at St. Kentigern’s

 

Stations of the Cross

Meditate and pray with the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7.00 pm.

The Stations of the Cross are led each week by a Parish group:

7 March – SCIAF/Justice & Peace

14 March – Sacramental Preparation Team

21 March – Society of St Vincent de Paul

28 March – Bereavement Group

4 April – Bi-lingual in Polish/English

11 April – Ministers of Holy Communion

18 April (Good Friday) – Parish

 

Parish Reflections for Lent with Pope Francis – ‘The Gospel of Joy’ An opportunity for Groups and individuals to pray and meditate on ‘The Gospel of Joy’ Group meetings will take place on Wednesday mornings after 10.00 am Mass.

“I invite all Christians to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ” Pope Francis

 

Parish Penitential Service

Thursday 27 March at 7.00 pm

 

Palm Sunday 13 April

10.15 am – Mass with Blessing of the Palms

Maundy Thursday 17 April

7.30 pm  -  Mass of the Last Supper

8.30 pm – 11.00 pm – Time for private adoration and prayer

Good Friday 18 April

3.00 pm  -   Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord

7.00 pm  -  Stations of the Cross (for those who work)

Holy Saturday 19 April

10.00 am  –  Easter blessing of food (English/Polish)

8.30 pm  -  Solemn Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 20 April

10.15 am  -  Easter Sunday Mass

(egg hunting for children after Mass)

 

The Alpha Course in the Catholic context is coming to our church this Easter (30 April) It is a 10-week course run on Wednesday evenings at 7.00 pm. And, is an opportunity for Christians and non-Christians alike who wish to explore the basics of the Christian faith.

 

Best Easter Wishes to all parishioners and friends

Fr Marcin and the PPC

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion:

At St Kentigern’s we have a team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who regularly take Communion to those who are sick or housebound and unable to get to Mass.  If you know of anyone in this situation who would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact Fr Marcin in the first instance.

SSVP The main work of the SSVP in St Kentigern’s s visiting people within the local community who may be lonely, sick, and housebound or having some problems.  Would you like us to visit you or someone you know?  We can be contacted every Sunday after Mass in the Parish Room.

ST KENTIGERN’S FEAST DAY

ST KENTIGERN’S FEAST DAY will be celebrated on Sunday, 12 January.

Archbishop Leo Cushley will be the main celebrant at Mass.  This is a celebration of our community life.  There will be time for prayer, sharing food and a movie night.  This year the selected film is Les Miserables.   All welcome.  Invitations with the programme for the day are available – make sure you get one!  For catering and organisational purposes, it would be helpful, if you intend to come to the lunch and/or movie night, to complete the acceptance slip and post it in the boxes at the back of the church or in the Parish Room TODAY

Volunteers Help Required to prepare the hall, serve the food etc. on the day?  Please sign up on the list in the Parish Room. Movie Night TransportIf you would like to see the film but require transport please put your name, address and telephone number on the list in the Parish Room.  This service is dependent on volunteer drivers so, again, if you can help please sign up on the list in the Parish Room.

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Philippines typhoon emergency appeal

 

10,000 people have died, 9.5 million people have been affected and 600,000 have lost their homes.

 

The Philippines is dealing with the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Please reach out to make a donation of whatever you can to help reach out to our global neighbours.

SCIAF partners on the ground, Caritas Philippines and Catholic Relief Services, have reached many of the worst affected areas. Clean water, food, shelter, hygiene kits and medicine are among the immediate priorities with 600,000 people forced from their homes.

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