Posts by Andrew Leach

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts 2019

The announcement of the year’s liturgical calendar, following an ancient tradition, is made after the Gospel reading in the Mass of the Epiphany.

Blessing of the House at Epiphany

The Epiphany mass is when chalk is blessed so that we can mark our houses with a blessing for the coming year.

Harvest Thanksgiving: Sunday 2 September

We are celebrating our Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 2 September with Mass at 4:00pm, and we invite offerings in thanksgiving for God’s goodness which we will pass on to the Matthew 25 Mission in Eastbourne.

Pentecost Novena: Day 9 (19 May)

Saturday the Vigil of Pentecost Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen. The Fruits of the Holy Spirit The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural […]

Pentecost Novena: Day 8 (18 May)

Friday of the seventh week of Easter Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray! The Gift of Wisdom Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts. Of wisdom it is written “all […]

Pentecost Novena: Day 7 (17 May)

Thursday of the seventh week of Easter Heal our wounds—our strength renews; On our dryness pour Thy dew, Wash the stains of guilt away. The Gift of Counsel The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must done, especially in difficult circumstances. Counsel applies the […]