Category Archives: lent

St David, pray for Wales

Dear friends and parishioners,

Monday is the Feast of St David, our patron here in Wales. He lived a long time ago, in a time very different to our own, but the land goes on under our feet. If there is a “job description” for being a patron saint, I’m sure it includes looking after your country when it is in need. So on 1st March this year, let’s ask St David to help us come out from under this Corona cross. Take some time too on Monday to bring him your own personal prayers for his help.

St David, pray for Wales.

Fr Matthew

The season of Lent in our 3 churches

Please make sure that you read and absorb the special LENT FLYER that has all the details you need for Lent to help us all observe this important season.

This year we will follow the STATIONS OF THE CROSS live-streamed from St Brigid’s every Saturday commencing 20 February at 9.30 in place of Mass. We will pause at two or three Stations each week in a reflective way. Most of us “connect” with at least one of the Stations from our own experience of judging, or assisting, or keeping going etc – the great themes of the Stations.

This year we want to bring the Stations alive by listening to one another’s story. One of the organisers Ami Liddington writes: “Lent is fast approaching. We will be running Stations of the Cross every Saturday morning via live-streaming at St Brigid’s. We would love to receive life reflections from as many people as possible, across our 3 Churches. For more information and / or to volunteer a reflection, please contact Ami Liddington on liddingtona@talktalk.net.

Fr Matthew

Lent is fast approaching…

A SEASON BEGINNING WITH ASHES

On Ash Wednesday 17 February this year you are invited to prepare your own ashes, which will be virtually blessed during Mass and then you can put on each other, or on yourself.

A SEASON OF PENITENCE

This year will be marked by the Penitential Rite being emphasised at each Sunday Mass during Lent culminating in communal Absolution on the 4th Sunday of Lent, 14 March.

A SEASON FOR THE WORD

We will restart the Lenten Groups that were cut short last year on the theme ‘Hearts on Fire’.

A SEASON TO SHARE THE LITURGY

Our Sunday evening 6pm Liturgy of the Word via Zoom will offer interactive worship on various themes during Lent. The Zoom code is: 9851280988. The Password is: Church.

AND A SEASON TO WALK WITH JESUS

During this year when so many have joined Jesus in his struggles, we will follow the Stations of the Cross live-streamed from St Brigid’s every Saturday commencing 20 February at 9.30 in place of Mass. We will pause at two or three Stations each week in a reflective way. Most of us can “connect” with at least one of the Stations from our own experience of judging, or assisting, or keeping going etc – the great themes of the Stations. This year we want to bring the Stations alive by listening to one another’s story. One of the organisers Ami Liddington writes: “Lent is fast approaching. We will be running Stations of the Cross every Saturday morning via live-streaming at St Brigid’s. We would love to receive life reflections from as many people as possible, across our 3 Churches. For more information and / or to volunteer a reflection, please contact Ami Liddington on liddingtona@talktalk.net.”

Watch out for a special LENT FLYER that will have all the details you need for Lent.

~ Fr Matthew