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TIMES OF MASS FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR A

SUNDAY: PARISH MASS – STREAMED LIVE ON FACE BOOK at 10am
                        Streamed Stations of the Cross on Facebook at 6.00pm

MONDAY:        Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                                Streamed Mass on Facebook at 6.00pm

TUESDAY:    Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                              Streamed Mass of St Oscar Romero, Martyr on Face Book at 6.00pm

WEDNESDAY:     Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                                        Streamed Mass on Face Book at 6.00pm

THURSDAY:   Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                                Streamed Mass on Face Book at 6.00pm

FRIDAY:          Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 10.30am
                               Streamed Mass on Face Book at 6.00pm

SATURDAY:     Streamed Mass on Face Book at 12noon
                                  Streamed Faith Reflection on Facebook at 6.00pm
                                   Sacrament of Reconciliation:   by appointment only

TODAY   [1]   The Fifth Sunday of Lent celebrates Jesus who brings us to the fulness of Life – for He is the Resurrection and the Life. As Lazarus is brought back from death into life, so Jesus journeys through the Cross and the tomb to liberating Resurrection. His journey is also ours. May all afflicted by this virus, all who are fearful during this pandemic come to know the Christ who journeys with them through darkness into Light, through sickness into wholeness, through death into Life in all its Fulness.
[2]   Stations of the Cross will be broadcast on Facebook at 6.00pm: do join us!

NEXT SUNDAY   [1]    Holy Week begins with the celebration of Passion (Palm) Sunday. Sadly we will not be gathering together to acclaim the Messiah, to process from the school  to our church, waving our palms of joy and acclamation. Instead, I hope you will be able to join our Parish Palm Sunday Mass (however diminished in expression)  on Facebook at 10.00am and begin your Holy Week journey from your own homes. Let us ‘enthrone him’, the Servant King in each of our hearts and in each of our homes!
[2]    Stations of the Cross will be broadcast on Facebook at 6.00pm: do join us!

 DIOCESAN PRAYER  The Diocese prays for the Parishes in Communion for Mission of St Catharine, Chipping Campden with Moreton-in the-Marsh, and Our Lady and St Kenelm, Stow-on-the-Wold with Bourton-on-the-Water, served by Fr John Brennan and Fr Stephen Lambert, Parish Administrator Andrew Gorzynski and all their communities.

A REFLECTION FOR THIS PRESENT TIME “Jesus’ life of love is not a self-preserving love. It is not a hands-off-for-fear-of-getting-hurt love. It is not a passive love. It is not a love that refuses to deeply invest in relationship. What we see in Christ is sacrificial love. Merciful love. Love that values the well-being of others above itself. Love that will generously and fully pour itself out, whatever the cost, in order that the beloved might benefit, flourish, and thrive.” By Krish Kandiah

PRAY FOR THIS WEEK’S PARISH MINISTRY OR MISSION This week, pray God’s Blessing upon all who Proclaim the Word (Readers) in our liturgy. This is not simply reading – it is a faith proclamation of the Living Word, a ministering of Christ the Word to the Assembly of the People of God. The Word is bread for our journey, our Pilgrimage of Faith. All who proclaim the Word must also listen to the Word and seek to live the Word!

WORD OF GOD FOR FIFTH WEEK OF LENT
Sunday            Ezechiel 47: 12-14 / Psalm 129 / Romans 8: 8-11 / John 11: 1-45
Monday           Daniel 13: 1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 / Psalm 22 / John 8: 1-11
Tuesday           Numbers 21: 4-9 / Psalm 101 / John 8: 21-30
Wednesday   Daniel 3: 14-20, 24-25, 28 / Responsorial Daniel 3 / John 8: 31-42
Thursday        Genesis 17: 3-9 / Psalm 104 / John 8: 51-59
Friday               Jeremiah 20: 10-13 / Psalm 17 / John 10: 31-42
Saturday        Ezechiel 37: 21-28 / Responsorial Jeremiah 31 / John 11: 45-56