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It offers opportunities and encouragement to deepen our participation in Sunday Mass. It does this in two ways.
First it helps us prepare for each Sunday’s Mass by focussing in turn on the principal elements of the Liturgy of the Word. Acknowledging that the Liturgy of the Word is often structured with readings chosen to complement the Gospel reading and that can seem a little arbitrary until we know what the Gospel reading is. So, each week, the blog begins on Thursday with the presentation of the coming Sunday’s Gospel. It continues over the following three days, ending on Sunday with the First Reading, ie presenting the readings and psalm of the Liturgy of the Word in the reverse order to how they are heard on Sunday.
In the three days following the Sunday, various elements of the Mass are considered or reconsidered. Generally the blog returns to elements of the Liturgy of the Word, but may also consider other elements of the Mass of Sunday. These will from time to time certainly include the Collect, Preface, or particular diocesan or national Days of Prayer.
The refurbished main entrance is in use from tomorrow morning, but we are holding off until 12noon Mass on Sunday to pray our blessings!
Picture of the door will follow as soon as possible but the photographer did not want to get wet today!!!
Later: It stopped raining long enough for a quick snap.
The stone looks fantastic.
But… any volunteers for cleaning and varnishing the door?
Prayer from the Roman Ritual: The Book of Blessings.
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As Catholics, and as the Church, reflects on the result of the Irish referendum on Gay marriage, it may be helpful to read, or re-read, a homily preached by Cardinal Vincent at a recent pastoral visit to Farm Street parish.
His visit coincided with a bimonthly Mass attended by Westminster’s LGBT group, who moved to the parish from Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory’s in Piccadilly about two years ago.
The Mass took place near to the anniversary of the group’s founding date in April 1999, following the homophobic attack on the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho in 1999, in which three people were killed and about 70 injured.
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A reminder of the concert in the parish church tomorrow evening. The musicians were here for rehearsal last night and it was sounding good.
The concert – the first in the new series by Ensemble OrQuesta under its Conductor Marcio da Silva – is of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. It begins at 7.45 on Saturday March 28th.
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater was composed during the last weeks of the composer’s life, using the 13th C hymn which recounts the sorrow of Mary at the crucifixion of her son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The emotions it evokes in us offers a most beautiful and prayerful entry into Holy Week.
Tickets are available on the door, £10. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Church of Our Lady, 54 Lodge Road, NW8 8LA.
Come to the parish church next Saturday evening and 7.45 and hear the first in the new series of Chorda concerts
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater was composed during the last weeks of the composer’s life, using the 13th C hymn which recounts the sorrow of Mary at the crucifixion of her son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The emotions it evokes in us offers a most beautiful and prayerful entry into the keeping of Holy Week.
Tickets are available on the door £10. Children under 12 are admitted free.