Masses for Ash Wednesday will be at 10am and 7pm
Candlemas – there will be Sung Mass in the Old Rite at 7.30pm on Tuesday February 2nd. This is always a beautiful Mass, viagra 100mg the music is splendid (and you get a blessed candle).
The Rite consists of the blessing of the Church’s candles for the year and a procession in the Church to mark the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.
Our Choir have a lovely piece on their blog about the history of Candlemas in our Parish. You can read it HERE
This coming Sunday our diocese celebrates its 50th Jubilee. It will mark this occasion with an event to be held at the American Express Community Stadium at Falmer. There will be Mass celebrated by our bishop at 3pm at this event.
For those unable to attend there will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) at 9am and our normal Sunday sung Mass at 10:30am.
There will be no evening or afternoon Masses in the parish on Sunday.
More information on the diocesan jubilee can be found HERE
Please note that due to the unavailability of our choir there is no High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Monday the 29th of June.
Mass for the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form with a Low Mass this evening at 6:30pm
These are the most important services of the Church’s year, salve the summit of our lives as Christians, the Church urges us to attend them all, having allowed God to renew us through our Lenten prayer, penance and almsgiving but most especially through the Sacrament of Penance
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm
There will be the traditional collection for poor from our Lenten alms and watching before the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (which is of course optional)
Good Friday Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3pm
This day is a day of penance, fasting and abstinence, the collection is for the Holy Places (the Church in the Middle East)
Easter Vigil 8:30pm
This is the great renewal of the Church, the end of Lent after hearing of our salvation we renew our baptismal promises and through reception of Holy Communion are renewed by the Risen Christ.
Easter Day Mass will be
9am Traditional Latin Mass
10.30am Sung Mass
The collection on Easter Day is your personal gift to your pastor
Candlemas or the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, information pills now called Presentation of Lord, buy is the final feast in the Christmas cycle (the crib comes down afterwards). With lighted candles we process to the altar, re-enacting the Virgin Mary bringing the Light of the World to theTemple and the Church’s mission of bringing Light to the world.
At this Mass the Candles for the entire year are blessed and candles are given to the faithful to be taken home.