KNOW THAT I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS: YES, EVEN TO
THE END OF THE AGE

Tomorrow (Thursday 21st) is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, and we’ll have a Vigil Mass tonight (Wednesday) at 6.30pm, and a morning Mass at 9am on Thursday. We’ll also have the Prayer of the Church (Morning & Evening Prayer) today & tomorrow, for those who would like to join us.

Use this link to join us for any of the meetings on Zoom:
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ZOOM MASSES
Canon Tom’s homily from last Sunday’s Mass via Zoom.
Thank you to everyone who’s been joining us for our Masses via Zoom - it’s been wonderful to see so much of the community united, albeit virtually! And special thanks to our readers & singers, you enriched our liturgy greatly.

We’re gradually learning what works and what doesn’t... apologies for the confusion when the meeting refused to reconnect after Mass on Sunday (though this may have been due to technical issues with Zoom which were widely reported on that day).

We’ll see how Mass this evening goes, and perhaps make Wednesdays a regular slot for a 6.30pm Mass, if it’s helpful for those who are working.

 
ZOOM SCHEDULE
All meetings will open at least 10 minutes before the given start time.

Wednesday 20th:
6.10pm Vespers (Evening Prayer) for the Vigil of the Ascension
6.30pm Mass

Thursday 21st:
8.40am Lauds (Morning Prayer)
9am Mass
5.30pm Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Friday, Saturday:
9am Mass

Sunday:
9am Mass
10am Virtual Tea & Coffee
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LETTERS FROM LOCKDOWN
Joseph Meigh and Stuart Ford are continuing to work through Paul’s letter to the Philippians in Letters from Lockdown. This week we look at Phil 3.12 - 4.1.
 
‘One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus’.

You can also catch up on Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4.

Including this week’s important advice...

Just in case you missed last week’s...
ROBERT BARRON ON THE ASCENSION
Just in case there’s anyone out there who slightly struggles to get excited about the Feast of the Ascension... this video is a good explanation from (the now Bishop) Robert Barron on why it’s so important.

He argues we have inherited too much of the Greek ‘diochotomy’ or opposition between Heaven & Earth, while Jewish-Hebrew thought saw them as far more dynamically ‘interlaced’. Salvation is not about ‘escaping’ from the ‘prison’ of Earth (like Plato’s Cave) - it’s about the transformation of the created order by its being fully united with Heaven.

The Ascension is not about Jesus leaving the Earth, but about Him raising the Earth up to Heaven: stitching the two inseparably together.

KEEP SMILING
Spotted by a parishioner, on a walk to Wick St Lawrence...
...a new saint, we might not have come across! Anyone know his (or her) feast day?

Meanwhile, on Twitter...
With our prayers,
Canon Tom Gunning (Parish Priest)
and Joseph Meigh (seminarian)
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