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Month of April

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Month of April

Month of April

April is more often than not the time when spring starts to make headway into winter. There are the occasional setbacks in terms of weather, even snow can appear as if winter were warning us not to think it was gone forever, but the days get longer, the light gets stronger and even the sun seems content to let us feel something of the heat of its welcome appearing. People being to walk more upright again rather than hunched over, protecting themselves from wind and rain as if their souls had awoken from a long slumber and were eager to break free and enjoy the colours that had broken out in celebration of winter’s passing. This year however it is different, people still venture out if needs must, but they are wary of others, suspicious of the least cough or sneeze, they hurry to do what they have to do and then escape back to the relative safety of their dwellings. Spring continues without them, unnoticed almost amidst the more serious concerns of staying healthy, staying alive. Nearly everyone has more time, but we don’t know what to do with it. Our usual distractions are either uncovered in their vacuousness because we have become satiated by their inanity or they are excluded to us by the circumstances of this pandemic. We will not stop and ask if our life is really so empty, if we normally fill it up with such trivia that we fail to see how superficial so much of what we do is. Our lives are filled with movement and noise and yet so much of the noise is banal or painful and the movement is so rushed that we have little time to look at what we are seeing. We miss so much; so much beauty, so much splendour in the ordinary things, the things that children take time to see and enjoy. Perhaps stillness has been forced on us, perhaps our usual entertainments have been removed from us, or become repetitive to us, but the beauty of spring is still all around us waiting to feed our souls and help us break free from the distractions that usually imprison us. Don’t look upon our enforced changes as an imprisonment, look around you, look, smell, listen to the wonder of spring and let your soul give thanks to God for the beauty He continues to share with us.

Mass Times

Mon – Saturday: 9.40 Stations of the Cross
10.00 Mass
Sunday 10.00 Mass
4.00pm Stations of the Cross/Benediction

Holy Week
Mon – Wednesday
9.40 Stations of the Cross
10.00 Mass

Thursday
10.00am Morning Prayer
7.00pm Mass of the Last Supper
Prayer (pdf)

Good Friday
3.00pm Commemoration of the Passion of the Lord
Prayer (pdf)

Holy Saturday
10.00am Morning Prayer
9.00pm Easter Vigil
Prayer (pdf)

Easter Sunday
10.00 Easter Sunday Mass