Lent Fast Day – Friday 14th March 2014
CAFOD Fast Day envelopes are attached to this week’s newsletter (9th March). Please give as much as you can. Don’t forget that an easy way to support CAFOD is to drop old print cartridges and even old mobile phones into the big green box in the porch as you go out of church. It is good to recycle and helps raise money for CAFOD.
There will be Ecumenical Station of the Cross on Friday, 14th March at 7:30pm at St Peter’s followed by a CAFOD frugal supper in lower parish rooms. All welcome!
Keeping Lent Holy
The season of Lent, which runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, is a special time when we have the chance to look at our lives and re-dedicate ourselves to the service of our Christian calling. There are many ways to do this and a wide range of opportunities and suggestions can be found here or in the leaflet available from church.
Pope Francis offers his own thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community during Lent. The first sheet of the series ‘The Joy of the Gospel – Walking through Lent with Pope Francis’ is available at the back of church on the newsletter Stand.
Stations of the Cross
Praying the Stations of the Cross is a very traditional practice during the season of Lent. We have joint Stations on Friday evenings with fellow local Christians or you can visit the church to pray there. There are also online versions which can be prayed at home. Here you will find a set aimed at adults and here is a set which can be prayed by families and children.
On February 25th 2014, Pope Francis wrote a letter to families ahead of October’s Synod asking them to “pray together so that through these events the Church will undertake a true journey of discernment and adopt the necessary pastoral means to help families face their present challenges with the light and strength that comes from the Gospel”.
Priest General Surgery
Fr Sean will be available from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday 11th March at the presbytery for anyone who wishes to see him without an appointment.
Cardinal Nichols’ Lenten Pastoral Letter
You can view and listen to the Cardinal’s recent pastoral letter read on Sunday March 2nd here.
The winning ticket numbers from the March draw are 154, 272 & 205 (White).
May they Rest in Peace
Lloyd Lewis RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Lloyd Lewis will be held here at St Peter’s on Wednesday 12th March at 10am followed by burial at Enfield lawn Cemetery at 1pm. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.
Patrick Kenny RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Patrick Kenny will be held on Friday, 14th March at 11am followed by cremation at St Marylebone Crematorium, East Finchley. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.
Bridget O’Brien RIP – Bridie passed away on Thursday last. Funeral details will be published when arrangements have been made. Please keep Bridie and her family in your prayers.