Tomorrow, the Friday of the 5th week of Lent, is a day of prayer for victims and survivors of abuse.
The following prayer is suggested for your use.
since your mercy has been revealed
In the tenderness of your Son Jesus Christ,
who said to his disciples:
“Suffer the little children to come unto me”,
we pray that your Church may be a secure home
where all children and vulnerable adults are brought closer to your Beloved Son.
May all those who have been abused
physically, emotionally and sexually by your ministers,
be respected and accompanied by
tangible gestures of justice and reparation so that
they may feel healed with the balm of your compassion.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Please pray too for the leadership of the Church as they seek to find better ways to take responsibility for the sins of her minsters, and for the continued care of those damaged and hurt by those sins.
Jesus with children. Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool. (c) 2006, Allen Morris.
Masses, meetings, and afternoon prayer with the parable of the Honest Sinner continue as planned today.
What are the odds for a snowy Good Friday?
From 11am-3pm today – all are welcome to come and explore our church, and hear about its history, and our faith …
And enjoy cake, coffee and a great welcome…
Saturday 17th March, starting after 6pm Mass.
Carpenter’s Arms, on Boldmere Road.
No entrance charge but bring your own drink and dessert to share. Food will be fish and chips which can be ordered from your table…
The main event of the evening will be a quiz on all things Irish – suitable for all the family…
This afternoon at 5pm there is a meeting in St Nicholas church for prayerful reading of one of the parables of Jesus – followed by conversation, coffee and cake.
This week we re-encounter the parable of the two brothers…
Do come – and spend time with the Lord, and enjoy the company of fellow-seekers of his love and wisdom.
Painting of the parable of the two brothers by Rembrandt. Hermitage, St Petersburg. (c) 2015, Allen Morris
A group of children preparing for their First Communion are visiting Lichfield Cathedral on Sat 10 March for a guided tour.
Other parishioners are welcome to join us. Meet outside the great West Door at 2pm (unless it is raining when we will meet inside).
Lichfield Cathedral. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.