Monday, March 02, 2009

Lent in St Mary`s, Forest Hall and SS Peter and Paul`s Longbenton

This week the parishes` Lenten activities start. Tomorrow there is an extra EF Mass at 7.30am which wll continue on all the Tuesdays of Lent. On Tuesday nights of Lent at SS Peter and Paul`s, Fr Milburn is giving a series of illustrated talks on the coming of Christianity to England with specific reference to the North East. Tomorrow night`s talk is at 7pm and is entitled `Augustine arrives`. Fr Milburn taught history for many years at Ushaw and is now 82. He will be well worth hearing. On Wednesday of Lent Mass at St Mary`s is at 12 noon and is folowed by a lenten soup lunch with soup made by parishioners and the parish priest. Proceeds go to help Aid to the Church in Need. On Thursday nights at 7.30pm at SS Peter and Paul`s, the group which looks at the Sunday Mass readings continues. Stations of the Cross take place at St Mary`s on a Sunday afternoon at 4 with Benediction and on Friday nights after the 7pm Mass at SS Peter and Paul`s.

In Holy Week we are hoping to have Tenebrae again.


Anonymous said...

Time to consider making a Tenebrae Hearse?

Fr Michael Brown said...

A good idea but I`m not very technical and wouldn`t know where to begin.