Saint Joseph's Day

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Today is the Feast of St Joseph, the spouse of Our Lady and the Guardian of the Universal Church. It gives us a little break from our Lenten observance - you can't fast on a feast day! This morning we had a beautiful celebration of morning prayer, followed by Mass for the feast day. Our statue of St Joseph stands on the sanctuary for the day, a reminder to us to ask St Joseph to pray for us and watch over us all.

Hail Cross, our hope!

Written by Andrew Allman on .

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Today we commemorate the death of the Lord. The solemn liturgy of the Lord's Passion took place at 3pm. We listened to the Word of God, venerated the Cross of Christ, and received Holy Communion. The cross is at the heart of this celebration: we are reminded that upon this wood hung the salvation of the world. So the cross is hailed as "our hope" - because Jesus, our Saviour, chose this as the instrument of salvation. Today's celebration took place without electric light, recalling the darkness that hung over the whole land as Jesus died on the cross for our salvation. Now we await the resurrection, the celebration of which begins at 8:30pm on Saturday, with the Easter Vigil and first Mass of the Resurrection. Easter Sunday Mass is at 9:30am and 6pm. Click below to see more images of today's beautiful celebration.