Each year the Mass for Migrants celebrates the wonderful contribution of migrant workers. This year we listen to the voices and honour the many migrant workers in service during the Coronavirus pandemic on the "forefront" in the NHS, Social care, cleaners and caterers, transport and delivery drivers. "You are clapping for us, now join us in prayer" The Order of Service for tomorrow’s Mass for Migrants is now on the website, with the direct link The direct link to the YouTube
Welcome to the eighth edition of The Word. A couple of articles are rather long reads so I have split them into (at least) two parts. The second part, and 9th edition of The Word will be issued hopefully next week. There are five articles in total in this edition. If you have anything that you would like to include from your church group please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
we can well return to the Pope’s encouragement spoken as he gave his Urbi et Orbi blessing last week: “It is not the time of your judgement, but of our judgement: a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others. We can look to so many exemplary companions for the journey, who, even though fearful, have reacted by giving their lives. Th
Lord, in this world, that you love more than we do, we have gone ahead at breakneck speed, feeling powerful and able to do anything. Greedy for profit, we let ourselves get caught up in things, and lured away by haste. We did not stop at your reproach to us, we were not shaken awake by wars or injustice across the world, nor did we listen to the cry of the poor or of our ailing planet. We carried on regardless, thinking we would stay . “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith”?
Dear Lord, may I realise afresh today what Your death and resurrection mean for me. Forgiveness, freedom, and the ability to walk with You through this fallen world into eternity. May I always find my satisfaction in You and Your willingness to offer Yourself to me. In Jesus' Name, Amen
Maundy Thursday: 8pm Mass of the Last Supper with washing of feet Good Friday: Way of the Cross at 3 pm Holy Saturday: Easter vigil at 8 pm If your reception seems dim on Holy Saturday do not adjust your sets. We start in the (semi) dark. God is dead. So we go back to basics: hearing the story of First Creation and that of the Jews led out of Egypt to freedom through the Red Sea. The Easter candle proclaims: Jesus is alive! We have light and hope for a better future. Wate
There are many ways to keep in touch during this difficult time. For example, the parish website, the newsletter by email, mass online, the Parish News mailing list, the parish Facebook page and, of course, the parish office. Please share this information with others and if any help is needed with any of these resources please contact the parish office. For any technical details please mail email@example.com www.stthomaswoodford.org or mail Communications@st
As for the foreseeable future there will be no mass celebrations open for parishioners to attend it is our intention to record a mass weekly for online viewing. To watch mass online please visit our parish website https:// www.stthomaswoodford.org/ and click Mass Online on our homepage. This will bring up another link Watch Mass Online. Clicking on this link will take you to our You Tube channel from where you can view mass. You will see masses listed in date order. Click on