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PARISH DIARY 2013


CURRENT MONTHNEWSLETTER


JANUARY


06 January, Sunday, all Masses

►celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany of 6 January - Solemnity


13 January, Sunday, all Masses

►Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ - Feast


FEBRUARY


02 February, Saturday, Mass, 10 am

The Presentation of the Lord - Feast


03 February, Sunday, 7 pm

►Parish Council meeting, Alexander House, Library


09 February, Saturday (time to be arranged)

►Dinner Dance: contact Aloysius de Menezes on 07831 469317 or e-mail aloysius30@talktalk.net


13 February, Wednesday 12.00 noon, Mass at St. Raphael's Church

Ash Wednesday - day of fasting and abstinence; ashes will be distributed at the 10.00 am Mass


17 February, First Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


24 February, Second Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


MARCH


03 March,  Third Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


03 March, Sunday, 6 pm

►Parish Council meeting, Alexander House, Library


10 March, Fourth Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


16 March, Saturday, 7.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

Mozart Requiem - free admission - Link


17 March, Fifth Sunday of Lent

St. Patrick's Day


17 March, Sunday evening - 7.00 pm

St. Patrick's Day Quiz Night


19 March, Tuesday, 10.00 am Mass

St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity


HOLY WEEK      24 - 31 MARCH


24 March, Palm Sunday - all Masses

Palm Sunday ceremonies


28 March, Thursday, 8.00 pm

Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper


29 March, Good Friday

Stations of the Cross, 10.00 am

3.00 pm, Solemn Liturgy, Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion

Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the relic of the True Cross, 7.30 pm


30 March, Saturday, 8.00 pm

Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ


31 March, Sunday, Mass at 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 5.00 pm

Easter Sunday ceremonies


APRIL


07 April, Sunday, 3.00 pm St. Raphael's Church

Divine Mercy Sunday - a plenary indulgence is granted to all those who, in addition to the usual conditions (Sacramental Confession, Holy Communion and prayers for the Pope's intentions), detached from the affection for sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy


15-19 April

►Parish Pilgrimage to Rome, led by Fr. Vincent


MAY


05 May, Sunday, Mass at 11.30 am, St. Raphael's

►Institution of ministries of Reader and Acolyte on diaconal students


12 May, Sunday, 3.30 pm

►May procession around the grounds of the Church


19 May, Sunday, Mass at 11.30 am, St. Raphael's

►First Holy Communion Mass


19 May, 1.45 pm, St. Raphael's Church and gardens

►Procession in honour of the Blessed Sacrament


JUNE


02 June, Sunday, 4.00 pm, St. Raphael's, Benediction and Rosary

►By invitation of His Holiness Pope Francis, all Catholics around the world

 are invited to spend an hour praying before the Blessed Sacrament at this appointed time


07 June, Friday, 7.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church followed by a reception

►Confirmation Mass - Bishop Paul Hendricks presiding.


16 June, Sunday, 6.00 pm, Alexander House and Gardens

► Curry Night! - by ticket only - 6 from the Parish Office


22 June, Saturday, 6.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church followed by a reception (by invitation only)

►Annual Patronal Feast of the Knights of St. John - Bishop Paul Hendricks presiding


29 June, Sunday, 6.30 pm, St. Raphael's Hall and gardens

►BBQ and Faith Question Time!


JULY


14 July, Sunday, 6 pm, Alexander House Library

►Parish Council meeting.


AUGUST


15 August, Wednesday, Holy Day of Obligation

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady


25 August, Sunday, normal Sunday Masses and Garden Party, 6 pm, Alexander House

Farewell to Fr. Vincent Flynn, Parish Priest



SEPTEMBER


08 September, Saturday, 10.00 am

Feast of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary


OCTOBER


06 October, Sunday, 11.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church and Parish Hall

►Induction Mass for Fr. Kevin Stokes, Parish Priest of St. Raphael's, followed by Parish lunch


27 October, Sunday, 6 pm, St. Raphael's, Library

Parish Council meeting


NOVEMBER


01 November, Friday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Saints: Holy Mass at 10.00 am and 7.30 pm


02 November, Saturday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Souls: 10.00 am Mass


DECEMBER


01 December, Sunday, 6 pm, St. Raphael's, Library

Parish Council meeting


 

SEASON OF ADVENT

2013

 

CYCLE A


01 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►First Sunday of Advent


08 December 2009, Thursday, St. Raphael's Church

►Second Sunday of Advent and The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 


15 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Third Sunday of Advent


18 December, Wednesday, St. Raphael's Church

10.00 am     - St. Joseph's School sing Christmas Carols at St. Raphael's


22 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church

6.30 pm       -  St. Raphael's Christmas Carols followed by mince pies, cakes and mulled wine


22 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Fourth Sunday of Advent -


CHRISTMAS SEASON 2013


24 December, Wednesda, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Eve

4.00 pm       - First Mass of Christmas

6.00 pm       - Vigil Christmas Mass

11.30 pm     - Christmas Carols

Midnight     - Midnight Mass of the Nativity


25 December, Thursday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Day

09.30 and 11.30 am  - Christmas Day Masses

No Mass on Christmas Day evening


26 December, Friday, St. Raphael's Church

►Feast of the Holy Family and of St. Stephen, the first martyr



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