News and events

Holy Week and Easter 2017
Sunday 9 April PALM SUNDAY Masses with Blessing of Palms at the usual times: at 9.30am Proces-sion starting from St. Mary of the Angels School at 9.20am
Monday 10 April Mass 10am
Tuesday 11 April Mass 10am
12 noon Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
Wednesday 12 April Mass at 10am; 7pm Penitential Service with visiting priests hearing Confessions
HOLY THURSDAY 13 April: No Morning Mass; 7pm Confessions; 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, watching till Midnight
GOOD FRIDAY 14 April: 10.30 am Rehearsal for Good Friday Readers – all welcome; 11am Stations of the Cross for Children and Families; 2.15pm rehearsal for altar servers and choir; 3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion; 7pm Confessions; 7.30pm Divine Mercy Novena, Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross
HOLY SATURDAY 15 April: 9am Church cleaning – all welcome; 3pm Divine Mercy Novena; 7.45pm Servers’ Rehearsal; 8.30pm Easter Vigil.
EASTER SUNDAY 16 April: 9.30am and 12.30 pm Mass; 1.30pm Divine Mercy Novena: NO EVENING MASS
EASTER WEEKDAYS till 23 April: 9.40am Divine Mercy Novena; 10am Mass

We have a selection of booklets suitable for Lenten reading on the bookstall at the back of Church. There are also some booklets on the message of Fatima, and some leaflets on Our Lady of Walsingham (50p each). Please place money for the booklets in one of the wall boxes: the price should be displayed on the back of each booklet.

We celebrate the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7pm for half an hour or so.

Confirmation this year will be celebrated on Friday June 30 at 6pm. We invite those wishing to be confirmed to give in their names to Fr. Keith after any of the Sunday Masses. Please find out where you were baptised and ask the Church for a copy of your baptism certificate, unless you have one at home. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6-7pm, beginning 24 April.

Please pray for all the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Westminster, especially for a family in our own parish.

A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at the new Retreat Centre in Walsingham, from Sunday 30 April (6pm) – Saturday 6 May (2pm). The theme is God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr. Keith Barltrop, with help from Foyer members and past retreatants. Foyer retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church’s teaching and our life in Christ. The Foyers are communities of consecrated lay people living with a priest in order to help others grow closer to Christ and live the Catholic faith more fully. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr. Barltrop: keithbarltrop@rcdow.org.uk; 07879 953953; St. Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, London W2 5DJ

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