Pastoral Notes 31st March, 2019

Lent & Passiontide

Next Sunday we will see the statues and holy pictures draped in purple cloths as we enter the last two weeks of Lent.  It is a time of special prayer and reflection, and we will have a special service of penance, with an opportunity for individual confession and with the help of Father Tony from Corby.  Sometimes the schools have special arrangements for the sacrament of penance (confession) in the schools at this time of year.  Many thanks to the staff for making this possible.  The official times for ‘confessions’ occur each week, but it is always possible to ask the priests for the sacrament at an available time during the week, in church or in an appropriate setting.

(P.S.  It appears that the diocese has chosen this time to see that even the water systems in our parishes are hygienic!)