The Laetare (Rejoice) Weekend – 8th to10th March

The Laetare (Rejoice) Weekend  (8th to 10th March) will  be led by members of the Sion community and will provide an opportunity for us to reflect on where our joy is to be found and  how that joy may attract others at the margins of our community or far from our parish family back into the warm embrace of Christ.

Friday 8th March

The weekend will begin with an opportunity to come together for a simple community fish and chip supper from 6.00—7.00 p.m.  For catering purposes, if you would like to come to the supper, please sign up on the sheets in the entrances to the Church.

7.00—8.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the Church

Saturday 9th March—Time for Mission

The day will begin with a working breakfast 9.30—11.00 a.m. as we reflect on the ways that our parish community might deepen its relationship with Christ and play our part in the mission of the
Church by reaching beyond our Church doors to the wider community.

The Sion Community will provide input and facilitate group conversations. Be part of the conversation. Everybody has something to contribute. All welcome.

In the Parish Centre, 3.00 – 6.00 p.m. refreshments will be available and special activities for our children and their families.

From 3.00—4.00 p.m. that afternoon, the Church will be open and set up with Prayer Stations in the Church where people will be able to pray alone or with someone else.

From 4.00—5.00 p.m. there will be a time to pray and reflect on the Sunday Readings which will be led by the Sion community.

From 5.00—6.00 p.m. there will be a special Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament.

6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday 10th March Laetare Sunday and Mothering Sunday

The Sion community and our parish musicians will lead the music at Masses this weekend. Working with our own children’s liturgy leaders, the Sion community will lead the children’s liturgy.
Refreshments after the 9.30 a.m. Mass. There will also be a special blessing for all mothers in the parish.

There is much for us to celebrate as a parish family and to give thanks to God for!


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