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Thank you!

Dear friends and parishioners

Now that we have returned to public Mass and so moved into a new phase, it’s a good time to thank everyone. We thank all who helped to turn a difficult Lent and Holy Week into what many people felt was something special. Now, in turn, we thank everyone who will be making our public Masses and activities possible. To everyone, a great big Easter socially distanced hug!

Fr Matthew

Happy Easter

Dear friends and parishioners,

A very joyful and peace-filled Easter to you all! We have the added joy of welcoming the parish communities back to Mass – according to current restrictions of course! It is springtime, a season of new beginnings, new life.

Easter cross

May the season, the reopening, and most of all, the Risen Christ bring you and your loved ones a new spring in your step, a glint in your eyes, and a joy in your faith.

Happy Easter – and welcome back!

Fr Matthew

Service sheets for Holy Week 2021

As the 3 Churches Triduum services are live streamed only this year, the Liturgy Group considered that it would enable parishioners to participate more fully in the services if a service sheet, which included the words of hymns to be sung, was produced for each of the services of the Triduum.
 
You can download the service sheets for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil below:
After the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday (8pm), the streaming camera will remain on for virtual watching until 10.30pm.
 
For the Good Friday liturgy you are asked to have a crucifix near at hand and also, if you are able, to send a prayer of intercession to Fr Matthew (matthew.jones@rcadc.org) before the day. These prayers will be read out by the priests during the time of Veneration of the Cross.

For the Easter Vigil you are asked to have a bowl of water and a candle to hand.
 
Please join in as much as you are able, then, although we are not together physically for Holy Week this year, we will be together in spirit.

Wanted

Dear friends and parishioners

Next Sunday is Easter, and our churches reopen. Parish life goes on – and hopefully will slowly come back to fuller life in coming months. But for that to happen we all need to pull our weight – through our Baptism we are all responsible for the life of the Church.

So, I have several opportunities for us to be involved – and responsible. Don’t let me down!

HOLY COMMUNION

We have to catch up one year’s Communions and move on to the next group. After several years’ hard work, most of our current team will be stepping down soon. Therefore, we are looking for new catechists. Qualifications? Catholic faith and a heart for our children – the present and future of the Church. Is that you? – contact Fr Matthew asap or chat with one of the current catechists.

SPREAD THE GOSPEL

Between Easter and summer you are invited to follow a 7-session course produced by the lay-led Evangelisation team of our diocese, called “Spread the Gospel” via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 21 April learn about the dream of Jesus for our Church – of our churches. Details to follow soon.

CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL

Some of the Foundation Governors at Christ the King School (those representing the Church) will be finishing their term in the summer. Again, we are looking for faithful Catholics with a heart for our youngsters. You can have great influence over our children’s lives, as Governors on 4-year terms oversee who teaches, who they teach, what they teach, and who gets the money! If that’s you, contact Fr Matthew, the School or one of the current Governors for more info.

Fr Matthew