Parish News

Fr Barto & Rev Alan succeeded in scaling Mt Kilimanjaro in August. They visited Huruma Orphanage in Arusha who care for 94 children. The orphanage have to cover the cost of the Tanzanian Govt school fees of $100 USD per child per year. Perhaps you might like to donate the cost of a coffee into the red fire extinguisher which will be on the sanctuary.

From Monday 28th November morning Mass
will be celebrated each day at 9.30am.

Every Tuesday at 7pm – Evening prayer and Lectio Divina (reflection on scripture).

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve
6pm Holy Mass**
8pm Holy Mass in Romanian
11pm Midnight Holy Mass**
** Carol singing 30 minutes before Mass

Sunday 25th December Christmas Day
9.30am Holy Mass
11am Holy Mass

LECTIO DIVINA – All are invited to our sessions which will be held in the hall fortnightly on Thursdays after 9.30am mass. Please see the Parish Newsletter for dates. (We aim to finish by 11am). A brief introduction will be given before we start, if needed. However, please do look at the presentations which will give you some information about this practice.

Further Reading

If you are interested in learning more about Lectio Divina there are a large number of resources available both online and in books. A couple of recommended books are : Sacred Reading by Michael Casey (a Cistercian monk) and Reading with God by David Foster OSB. Also in his book Finding Sanctuary, by Christopher Jamison OSB, there is a chapter devoted to Lectio Divina and also an epilogue giving his Lectio reflections on the parable of the Prodigal Son.

Lectio Divina is the ancient monastic art of praying with scripture. It is an art that helps us to listen to God by reading scripture prayerfully in the midst of our busy and often noisy lives. It is a technique of prayer and guide to living. Lectio Divina is a way of finding God in our heart. Come along to find out more and to try it out.