|Sunday||29 March||Our Lady’s||8.00am||Fr. Damien RIP|
|Sunday||St Anselm’s||9.15am||St. Anselm’s Fr. Frank Calnan (Anniversary)|
|Our Lady’s||11.30am||For the Parish|
|Monday||30 March||Our Lady’s||9.30am||Margaret McLean (Foundation Mass)|
|Tuesday||31 March||Our Lady’s||1.00pm||Parish Prayer Time, including Stations of|
|St Anselm’s||7.00pm||Prayer Group, including Stations of|
|Our Lady’s||7.30pm||Ecumenical Stations of the Cross.|
|Wednesday||1 April||Our Lady’s||2.30pm||Michael Smith (Foundation Mass)|
|Thursday||2 April||Our Lady’s||7.00pm||Mass of the Last Supper: Rudi Gumbs|
|Friday||3 April||St Anselm’s||9.30am||Walk of Witness processing around the|
|churches of Earls|
|Our Lady’s||3.00pm||Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of|
|Sunday||5 April||Our Lady’s||8.00am||For the Parish|
|Sunday||St Anselm’s||9.15am||St. Anselm’s Fr. Damien RIP|
|Our Lady’s||11.30am||Peter & Maureen King|
Confessions at Our Lady’s will take place on Monday and Wednesday after Mass.
Prayer Advocates’ Intention is to pray for all the victims of the German Wings air crash.
Last week’s collections. Our Lady’s: £396.63: St. Anselm’s: £219.95. Many thanks. Your Easter Offering
to the Priest on
Easter Sunday will go this year in Fr. Damien’s memory to Aid to the Church in Need.
Long term supply priest for Great Billing parish. Bishop Peter has just confirmed that
Dom Antony Sutch OSB, monk of
Downside Abbey and currently living at Turvey Abbey, has agreed to take on a long term supply at Great Billing starting from
16th April. Fr. Antony will be moving
into the Presbytery and I am sure we will know more about his responsibilities in due
course. This is wonderful news for the parish – Fr. Damien would have been more than happy with this appointment.
Lilies. Today is the last day for these. Please pass on your envelopes to Irena after both Masses at Our Lady’s. The ones at St.
Anselm’s can be left in the basket in the church.
Envelopes will be handed out after each Mass on 29th March – should you not be able to collect your box, it will be left in the
sacristy for you to collect.
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
will take place on Tuesday 31st March at Our Lady’s at 7.30pm. We welcome our friends from the
Billing Covenanted Churches Together to this. Please do try to attend.
Billing Covenanted Churches
Together Holy Week Service will take place on Monday 30th March at 7.30pm in Great Billing Methodist
Chapel. All are welcome.
Billing Covenanted Churches Together Passover will take place
at All Saints, Little Billing at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st April. Places
are limited and entry is by ticket only. If you know that you are able to go and would like a ticket, please see Sue McGlasham
at the 8am
Mass and Irena at the 11.30am Mass this morning, 29th March.
Easter Vigil. Please note that like last year, there will be no Easter Vigil at Our Lady’s this year. Instead, following
wish, we are all invited to a joint Vigil at St. Gregory’s Church at 9pm on Saturday 4th April.
CAFOD Day of Reflection will take place on Saturday 18th April from 10.30am-2.30pm
at Sacred Heart Parish Centre. 5 Beaudesert,
Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HZ. It will be led by Brian Purfield. Please bring a packed lunch. See the poster at the back of the Church for
Quiz Night is being held on Friday 24th April at St. Gregory’s Catholic School. It will begin at 6.45pm for 7pm. Refreshments
will be available. There is a £50 prize for the winning team. Ring/text
John on 07982511029 to register your team (£2 per person and there
is no limit on team numbers).
Vocations Weekend for young women (20s and 30s) will take place at Broadstairs, Kent between
22nd – 24th May. The theme is
“Discerning God’s Call in my life” . the weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. For more information or to
book a place, please contact
Sr. Lynne FCJ at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 635 6602.
Pastoral Area News
Penitential Services will take place on Monday 30th March at the Cathedral and on Tuesday 31st March at St. Gregory’s
They both begin at 7pm and there will be a choice of confessors at each service.
Chrism Mass takes place at the Cathedral at 11am on Maundy Thursday, 2nd April. All are welcome to attend.