Join us in church for Stations of the Cross followed by Evening Prayer & Benediction at 6.30pm. A great way to end Palm Sunday
We begin the great events of Holy Week. There are plenty of Masses and Ceremonies to take part in during the week in church or via the livestream. Make this a truly special Holy Week in your life by sharing in the great mysteries of our faith which we will celebrate together. Please check updates on availability of spaces for the major ceremonies of the Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday. Try and join in some of the other ceremonies such as Stations of the Cross, Morning and Evening Prayer and the watch at the altar on Holy Thursday night.
May this be a truly blessed Holy Week for us all.
At this moment we can't make a physical pilgrimage to St Chad's Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, but we can still visit virtually, click on this link to explore our cathedral.
This weeks Chaplet of Divine Mercy has been recorded and will be premiered on YouTube at 3pm this Friday.
We have arrived at the mid-point of our Lenten journey and we are invited to recognise the distance we have come on that the end point at Easter will soon be in sight.
The Collect of today's Mass encourages us to continue our Lenten journey together.
O God, who through your Word
reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way,
grant, we pray,
that with prompt devotion and eager faith
the Christian people may hasten
toward the solemn celebrations to come.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Renewed in prayer - taking opportunities to pray and joining in our Lenten spiritual programme.
Strengthened by fasting - doing without to express that without God we are nothing and that our dependency is upon God.
Giving to those in need - spreading the love of God to our brothers and sisters and recognising the face of Jesus in them by giving of our time and resources.