Monday, March 31, 2008

Easter Vigil 2008 Part 1

A few images from the celebration of the Lord's Resurrection.

Some of the congregation gathered around the New Fire.

The New Fire is blessed, and the light is passed to the Paschal Candle (which, by the way, took three attempts in the wind!)

The Assembly gathered in the Chapel with the candles lit from the Paschal flame.

Ben is Baptised.
Claudia is baptised.

Eugene is Baptised

Simon is received into full communion with the Church

The Newly-Confirmed

The Neophytes, the Newly-Received, and the Newly-Confirmed

The Neophytes. Please offer a prayer for these new members of Christ's Church.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Holy Week 2008

Even though Term is coming to an end for some, we carry on with a full programme for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.

Palm Sunday: Mass with Procession of Palms 10.30am

Holy Thursday:
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30pm
followed by the Watching until Midnight, and visits to the Altars of Repose in neighbouring churches.

Good Friday: Office of Readings & Morning Prayer 11am
Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm

Holy Saturday: Office of Readings & Morning Prayer 10am
Easter Vigil of the Lord's Resurrection 8pm

Easter Sunday: Mass 10.30am.

Here's a photo from last year to give you a taster of Palm Sunday. Look in our archives at April 2007 (and scroll down) for more pictures.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

4th Week of Lent: Events

Lent continues apace! Here are some of the events taking place during the coming week.

Sunday 2nd March
Second Scrutiny
We continue to accompany with prayer those who are preparing for baptism, and for those to be received into the Church at Easter.

Monday 3rd March
UCL CathSoc: Dorothy Day 7.30pm
Fr Martin Newell will speak about the life and work of Dorothy Day, and her passion for Social Justice.

Wednesday 5th March
Adoration from 6-7.30pm. Benediction at 9pm

Contraception: Are those Catholics Crazy? 7.30pm
Professor Janet Smith from the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit will speak about the value of the Church’s teaching about this sometimes difficult question.

Thursday 6th March
SOAS CathSoc: Social Justice & Humanitarian Aid: Is there a need for more?
Monika Chmelova (SOAS Room 102, 5.30pm)

Thursday 6th March
Disputing Dawkins II: Was Jesus God? Rev Dominic Rolls, 7pm

Students are welcome to take part in any of these events (which take place at Newman House unless otherwise stated).