A New Beginning
After over two long years, now that the rest of our lives have pretty much returned to normal, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have decreed that from Pentecost Sunday (5 May 2002) onwards the obligation on Catholics to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holydays is reinstated. While you can read more about this here, isn't it wonderful that on the very birthday of the Church itself all of us are called anew to celebrate the Eucharist in person just like the first disciples and rediscover the joy it brings? And then, having become physically one with and been nourished by the precious gift of Jesus Himself in Holy Communion, we will go out transformed to tell all we meet that He, Christ, has overcome even death itself. In a sense, this is a real rebirth of the Church - 2000 years after the apostles left the Upper Room and proclaimed the Good News to the crowds in Jerusalem, their successors - the bishops - call us to gather again and then to go forth as witnesses to the Kingdom of God among us. This year, more than ever before, we are truly called to be an Easter people.
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All that remains then is to wish you a most happy Pentecost, a "Happy Birthday" to the Church and Her members. We look forward to seeing you all at Mass again from this weekend onwards and until then, and as always, we thank you for your generosity in these difficult times and assure you of our affection and prayers that God may bless each and every one of you and your loved ones.
Mass Book page 105
Psalm 65:1-7, 16, 20 R. v 1
Music at Our Lady
Daily Service Times
Sunday: 6:00pm (Saturday Vigil), 9:00am, 10:30am (Sung), 12:00 noon (Sung), 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am
Saturday: 10:00am, 6:00pm (Vigil Mass of Sunday)
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00am, 5:15pm - 5:45pm