Announcement of Easter
Know, dear brothers and sisters that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour.
On the 17th day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the 4th day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 13th day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 23rd day of May, the feast of Pentecost.
On the 3rd day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the 28th of November, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ,
To whom is honour and glory for ever and ever.
The Epiphany of the Lord will be celebrated on Tuesday 6th of January at the ordinary weekday online mass (11.00)
Reopening of the Church and the Parish Office
Gardiner Street Church will re-open for private prayer from Monday 4th January 2021 (from 11.30 am to 13.00).
The Parish Office will reopen at 9.30 am on Monday 4th January.
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTE TO CHRISTMAS DUES they are an important help towards the running costs of the Church, especially in this difficult time. Envelopes may be left at the front desk. Mass at 11.00 on Sunday 17th January will be offered for the intentions of the donors.
Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.
At the conclusion of his Letter, Pope Francis added a prayer to St Joseph, which he encourages all of us to pray together:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.