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Way of the Cross
I have recorded a Way of the Cross for us all to follow in our homes during Lent. I invite you to watch the short film and join in with the prayers.
I say: We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
You respond: Because by Your Holy cross You have redeemed the world!
and then after each station
I say: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.
You respond: Have mercy on us.
Each station will have a moment to pause for your own reflection or prayer - pause the video should you need longer.
We hope you enjoy participating in this Way of the Cross as we prepare for Easter.
God bless you all.
Fr Frank.

Holy Week and Easter plan:
As we prepare for this holiest time of the year we wish to offer as much opportunity as possible for people to attend Mass, if they are able to, whilst keeping our strict safety measures in place.
We have now made a plan & we ask people to book a place using the Eventbrite link on our website or facebook page for the services they wish to attend.
*Thank you to all our stewards and ministers for helping to make this happen*
In similar ways to Christmas, all services will be shorter, simpler versions of the traditional Masses to limit time inside the church & you can attend ANY MASS during the 8 days of Easter as your Easter Obligation (they are all Solemnities) as we will have to keep to a max 70 places for Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday so cannot accommodate the usual numbers.
(Note: there will be no public invitation to the Chrism Mass at the cathedral this year due to safety limits with their numbers.)

Our planned services, all at St Augustine’s, are as follows:
Wed 31st March – 7.30pm for Stations of the Cross (a short service of reflection)
Maundy Thursday 1st April – 7.30pm
Good Friday 2nd April – 3pm
Easter Saturday Vigil 3rd April - 6pm (Max 40 minutes)
Easter Sunday 4th April – 9.30am
Easter Monday 5th April – 10am
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter 6th April – 7.30pm
Wednesday in the Octave of Easter 7th April – 10am
Thursday in the Octave of Easter 8th April – 10am
Friday in the Octave of Easter 9th April – 7.30pm
Saturday in the Octave of Easter 10th April - 6pm

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