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To all our dear Parishioners and friends, thank you for all your support and please do keep up to date with Mass times, reflections and events in our Parish. Our latest newsletters can be found here https://www.olsg.co.uk/newsletters/
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan for the Solemnity of the Epiphany 2024 can be found here http://www.olsg.co.uk/2016/01/22/stewards-of-the-gospel/pastoral-letter-epiphany-2024/
LENT 2024 = Prayer + Fasting +Almsgiving
Jesus remained in dark place, confronting his temptations vulnerably, in the fullness of his humanity, for 40 days. So, too, do we begin that journey now. Angels ministered to Jesus throughout this battle. We, too, are reminded that we are never alone in our struggles. God reaches out to us in intimacy, yearning to create, heal and nourish His personal relationship with each of us, especially within our darkest moments. After 40 days of restless confrontation, Jesus returned to Galilee, proclaiming the Good News to all who would hear it: ‘Repent, and believe in the Gospel.’ We pay heed to this advice when participating intentionally in the Lenten season, and we pray that as we work on ourselves, we experience intimacy with God in the wilderness. At this, our hearts will be transformed in a way which sends us off in proclamation-firm in both our faith and our desire to share it! Have a blessed week.
Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday of Lent after the 6pm Mass.
The monthly Mass for the Tamil Community is on the third Sunday of each month at 5pm in Our lady and St George Church.
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR LENT
Commentary on every Scripture reading from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday by Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest of Gidea Park and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, is available free of charge on www.whatgoodnews.org Click on ‘Scripture Readings’ and ‘Lent Readings’. The commentaries are also available in book form from Darton, Longman and Todd www.dartonlongmantodd.co.uk
Thresholds of Hope : the Vicariate for Adult Formation - another wonderful tool when proclaiming the good news of God's grace to all. St John Henry Newman believed that the lay faithful were to take a full part in the life of the Church, to be confident in expressing their Catholic Faith and willing to share its beauty with others. Hope you find this resource useful; more here https://thresholdsofhope.co.uk/
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