CLOCKS GO FORWARD THIS WEEKEND!
HOLY WEEK and EASTER 2017
PALM SUNDAY April 9th
Palms will be blessed and distributed at all Masses.
Mass: 8am, 9.30am (Family), 10.45am Blessing of Palms in Mount Street Gardens, 11am (Sung Latin), 12.30pm, 5.30pm
MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK April 10th
Masses at usual times
TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK April 11th
ALL DAY: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Sacrament of Reconciliation
Masses at usual times.
WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK April 12th
Masses at usual times.
7pm Ecumenical Stations of the Cross (with music)
MAUNDY THURSDAY April 13th
No morning Masses.
Confessions: 6.30 – 7pm
7pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Watching at the Place of Repose until midnight
GOOD FRIDAY April 14th
12noon: Stations of the Cross.
3pm: Solemn Liturgy of the Passion
7pm: Meditation on the Seven Last Words and Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross
(Music: Lauda Young Adult Group with Bobby Chen, Piano)
Confessions: before each of these services.
HOLY SATURDAY April 15th
8pm: Blessing of the new fire and lighting of the Paschal Candle, Easter Vigil, Adult Baptisms and First Mass of Easter.
EASTER SUNDAY April 16th
Mass: 8am, 9.30am (Family), 11am (Sung Latin), 12.30pm, 5.30pm
EASTER MONDAY to EASTER FRIDAY April 17th to April 21st
Church closed until 11am. Mass at 1.05pm only, after which the church will be closed.
Having being sent forth from the parish on the 19th February and received by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the 4th March our Elect are now nearing the final stages of their preparation for Baptism. Please pray particularly for our Elect, Ian, Gareth and Kavita who will undergo the Scrutinies at the 5.30pm Mass on each of the following Sundays (26th March, 2nd April). This is an important step for each of them as individuals and for us as a parish community. Let us pray together for them at this special time.
POPE’S PRAYER NETWORK
Fr David Stewart, S.J. will be here to preach at all Masses THIS WEEKEND about the Pope’s Prayer Network.
PETITION: HOMES FOR 12 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES
In September 2015 the UK government under David Cameron launched the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) programme. The government has allocated funding to resettle at least 20,000 Syrian refugees, currently in camps in Lebanon, Jordan, and neighbouring countries, in various boroughs throughout the UK up to 2020. To date, more than 6,000 Syrian refugees have been settled in the UK under the programme and around two-thirds of councils have agreed to participate.
To that effect, London Citizens - of which Farm Street church is member - is organising a petition to Westminster Council to support 12 Syrian families in total. Do you live, work or study in Westminster? If so could you take a few seconds after Mass THIS WEEKEND to sign the petition at the doors of the church? Signatures will be submitted to a meeting of Westminster Council on 3 May. Further information from Sarah Venkata and Andrea Kelly, at the doors.
NOVENA FOR SYRIA: MARCH 30TH - 7TH APRIL 2017
We invite you to join us in praying a special novena for peace in Syria at all Masses in the nine days leading up to the third anniversary of the martyrdom of Fr Frans van der Lugt, SJ on April 7th. The Novena will also pray for the immediate release of Fr Paolo dall’Oglio, SJ, who has been held in captivity in Syria since July 2013. The Novena prayers will also be available online.
IGNATIAN CAMINO 2016: MANY THANKS FOR FUNDS RAISED
We have now closed the appeal from last autumn’s Ignatian Camino from which a total of £10,439-39 was raised to be split between the Jesuit Refugee Service UK and Aid to the Church in Need in Iraq. Many thanks to all for such great generosity for such important causes.
IGNACIO DE LOYOLA
You are invited to view the London screening of
Ignacio de Loyola
April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday
Venue: Regent Street Cinema 309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW. Book tickets here for
14:00 Screening / 17:30 Screening
or call the box office on 020 7911 5050
JESUIT MISSIONS RUNNERS
Jesuit Missions is currently recruiting runners for the 2017 London Marathon, to be held on April 23rd. Every year Jesuit Missions fields a team of up to 25 runners who raise funds to support our work around the world and in 2016, the team helped to raise nearly £50,000 in aid of the global refugee crisis. If you are interested in applying for a place on our team or to find out more information, please contact email@example.com.
FARM STREET SVP DINER
The Fundraising Dinner for the St Vincent de Paul Society of Farm Street Church will be on, Thursday, 4th May at The Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall. Black tie: 7.00pm for 7.45pm. Guest speaker the Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve, QC, MP. Tickets £90, suggested donation £40. Tickets on sale at firstname.lastname@example.org https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-street-svp-fundraising-dinner-tickets-32499719536.
Organised by Simon and Gillian Johnson. All proceeds will support the work of the SVP with the homeless in Mayfair.
SVP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The St Vincent de Paul in this parish are looking for more volunteers to participate in their visiting/befriending programme. They receive referrals from social services about people living in central London who are elderly, lonely and often confined to their own homes. Volunteers are asked to visit someone regularly (e.g. an hour once a week or every other week). If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Sandra McNally: tel. 07779 078933. Email: email@example.com
FRIENDS OF FARM STREET CHURCH
If you would like become a “Friend of Farm Street Church” to support our ministry and the care of this beautiful building please pick up a leaflet or see the application information online at www.farmstreet.org.uk/friends.php
ST VINCENT DE PAUL VACANCY
The St Vincent de Paul Society in this parish is looking for more volunteers to participate in its visiting/befriending programme. It receives referrals from social services about people living in central London who are elderly, lonely and often confined to their own homes. Volunteers are asked to visit someone regularly (e.g. an hour once a week or every other week). If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Sandra McNally: tel. 07779 078933. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Lisieux, Paris, Nevers, Rocamadour by Luxury Coach from 27th May to 3rd June for £679 including all excursions, travelling from London E13
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 4th September to 12th September for £1.197 including all excursions, flying from London Heathrow.
Pilgrimage to Fatima celebrating 100 years of Fatima from 26th November to 2nd December for £689 including all excursions, flying from London Heathrow.
For further information call Mrs Mozzi on 020 8472 0843 or 07 8590 27301
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED PILGRIMAGE TO LEBANON
There will be an ACN pilgrimage to Lebanon in June with Fr Dominic Robinson SJ. The proposed nine-day itinerary will include visits to ACN project partners, as well as places of historical importance including: Beirut, Sidon & Tyre, Beiteddine, Byblos, The Qadisha Valley and more... For details go to http://www.acnuk.org/events.php/448/aid-to-the-church-in-need-pilgrimage-to-lebanon
or speak to Fr Dominic.
We now have access for wheelchair users to gain access into the house and so will be able to participate in courses, meetings, etc.
The Bridge Club meets here every Tuesday evening, starting at 6.30pm, all levels are welcome. Funds raised go to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).
EASY WAY TO DONATE
You can now use your mobile phone to make donations to our Weekly Offering:
just text FARM02 £[enter your donation amount] to 70070
You will receive a reply text immediately, with an invitation to register the donations from your phone for Gift Aid.
CD: BOTH GOD’S & MARY’S SON
A musical portrait of Farm Street Church celebrating fifty years as a Parish. The album includes favourite selections from the choir’s repertoire, along with special commissions composed for the choir by Gabriel Jackson, for which the choir gave the premiere performances. Compact Discs available in the BOOKSHOP and at RECEPTION
114 Mount Street , London W1K3AH
Bookings:You can book for any of these events online
Information: 020 7495 1673 or email@example.com
Drop-in Prayer for Lent
Facilitated by Team Members
From Monday 6th March to Wednesday 12th April, Wednesday (7pm - 8pm) and Friday (12noon - 1pm)
Open to everyone, no need to book, you are welcome to just come along to one or as many as you wish. Lent actually means ‘lengthening’. It is a time when our days become longer and warmer. We hunger for new life and new growth. This takes prayer, a deepening awareness of God in our world and in our lives. Whether you:
- can never find time for prayer or find it difficult to pray
- are not sure how to pray
- would like to discover different ways of praying
- would simply like to be guided in prayer with others
- these sessions are for you.
Each session will be facilitated by one of our team of trained prayer guides. Love to come but times not possible for you? Contact us and we might be able to offer more.
Signs of Life: Reflections on the Gospel of John
Facilitated by Brian Purfield
Saturday 1st April 11am-4pm (this is a repeat of the course held on March 9th-30th)
The beloved disciple invites us to accompany him as we witness the first part of Jesus’ story. On this journey Jesus performs seven signs: changing water into wine, healing the sick, feeding the multitude, walking on water, raising a dead friend back to life – what did these extraordinary signs mean to the witnesses at the time? What do they mean for us today, both individually and as the community of the Church? Just as these signs transformed the lives of those who witnessed them in Judea, they can have a transforming effect on our lives too.
There will be presentations followed by an opportunity for questions. Handouts will be provided to help participants reflect further on material covered and these will include pointers for personal reflection and application to participants’ life-situation.
Weeks Of Guided Prayer
For those aged 18-35 and for all ages
Facilitated by Stephen Hoyland and team members
Sunday 2nd April to Friday 7th April
It is a daily time of prayer (aiming at 30 minutes) and daily half-hour individual meeting with an experienced prayer guide during the week. Over the week we are offering prayer guides for young adults and prayer guides for all ages.
The core elements of the week are prayer for half-an-hour each day, reviewing how that prayer time went, and meetings with your prayer guide for a maximum of five times. Introductory and closing meetings top and tail the week with helpful suggestions for how to best live this week.
Ignatian Retreat Day
Facilitated by members of the Mount Street Jesuit Centre team
Saturday 8th April 11am-4pm
These are retreat days of prayer run in an Ignatian way, in which there is talk, time for personal prayer and the opportunity to listen to each other.
There is no need to book for these days, just come along.
The Ignatian Way - Young Adult Walking Pilgrimage
29th June to 9th July 2017
Join Sr. Anouska fcJ, Fr, Peter Randall SJ and a group of young adults aged 18-35 as they walk the third part of The Ignatian Way from Gallur to Lleida in Northern Spain.
For more information email Sr. Anouska on firstname.lastname@example.org