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Please contact Fr. Anthony on 01952 811299 to arrange a time.

Stations of the Cross

If you would like to join us via a Zoom video link for Stations of the Cross on Tuesday evenings (7pm) during Lent, please contact Deacon David by email and he will send you the link and the meeting details. 

David’s email address is:      david2007hill@hotmail.co.uk   

 Date

Time

Service

Intention

Sunday 28 February

Mass 9.15

2nd Sunday of Lent

Parishioners

Monday 1 March

Mass 10.00

St David, Bishop

Gordon Wild

Tuesday 2 March

Mass 10.00

    7pm

 

Stations of the Cross via Zoom

Special Intention

Wednesday 3 March

 

 

 

Thursday 4 March

 

 

 

Friday 5 March

Mass 12.00

 

Barbara Young

Saturday 6 March

 

 

 

Sunday 7 March

Mass 9.15

3rd Sunday of Lent

Parishioners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent year B       Psalter week 2 

Ent antiphon     Remember your mercies, Lord, your tenderness from ages past.  Do not let our enemies triumph over us; O God, deliver Israel from all her distress

1st reading        Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18.

Response           I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

2nd reading       Romans 8: 31-34.

Acclamation  Glory and praise to you O Christ.

From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him!’

Gospel                  Mark 9: 2-10.                  

Comm ant         This is my Son, my beloved, in whom is all my delight: listen to him.

 

Gospel Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus: ‘Rabbi,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus. As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what ‘rising from the dead’ could mean.

Commentary As the time of the Passion approaches the foreboding of the disciples grows. Jesus sustains them by this vivid experience: on the holy mountain they see him transformed. It was a real visual experience, though described in symbols familiar from the Bible, brilliant white clothes and so on. Moses and Elijah are seen there because they also had experienced the vision of God on the holy mountain, Moses at the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai, Elijah in the cave of Mount Horeb. The disciples were frightened, confused and overcome at the awesome experience, and yet comforted in a way which made Peter want to prolong it. This will later be the rare reaction of Christian mystics, a reassuring terror and a frightening homeliness, the awareness of a presence which is at the same time awesome and comforting, an experience which cannot fully be put into words. The Voice from Heaven is an echo of the Voice at Jesus’ Baptism.             Henry Wansborough OSB

Saint of the Week: St David In Welsh, Dewi. He lived in the Sixth century, his father was a chieftain, Sant, and his mother St Non. He founded monasteries in Menevia, South Wales, and is venerated as the first bishop in those parts, now called St Davids. The monks followed an extremely austere rule, including total abstinence from wine, whence they were called ‘Watermen’. His contemporary St Gildas complained that in their austerity they were more ascetic than Christian.

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