Third Sunday of Lent - Year B

First Confessions – Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the extreme weather on Wednesday/Thursday, our first confession service on Thursday evening had to be postponed. We will arrange an alternative date in conjunction with the school (when they get back) and will let you know when it is as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.

P4 Children - Presentation of the Our Father – Next Sunday at 9am

Next Sunday 11th march, the children of P4 who are preparing for first Holy Communion, will be presented with the Our Father at a short service during the 9am Mass. Please keep them in your prayers.

Gift Aid

At the end of Mass, and for the next couple of weeks, various members of the Parish Council will be speaking to us about Gift Aid. The reason for this is that for years there has been no systematic attempt to keep up our Gift Aid programme here at the Cathedral and consequently many people who could give using Gift Aid are not – with the net result that the Cathedral has one of the worst percentages of people giving by Gift Aid in the Diocese! More importantly this means that we are losing out on a very important source of income. So – please if you are a UK taxpayer and you come regularly, and you have not signed up for Gift Aid – please speak to one of the team at the back of the Church and take the opportunity to sign up today. Remember – it costs you nothing and it means that the Cathedral gets 25% extra from the government.

Young Adults’ Group – Holy Hour

The Young Adults’ Group meets this Wednesday at 7pm in the hall, the talk this week being given by Fr Ross Campbell entitled, ‘The Liturgy in the Life of the Church’. These evenings are a great way to learn moer about our faith and to make new friends, so if you-re under 35, please do come along.

Love Lent – Evenings for Young Adults with Archbishop Leo

The Archbishop has invited all young adults (aged between 16-35) from across the Archdiocese to join him this Friday (and Friday 23 March) to help get the most out of Lent. Around 100 young people from our Archdiocese came along to the last meeting, to explore the three pillars of Lent. This week, the Archbishops wants to ‘delve into Holy Week’ so that we might enter into it more deeply this year. As if that’s not enough, there’s free pizza and the chance to meet other young Catholics from across the Archdiocese. Friday, 7pm, in the Cathedral Hall.

God bless you and your families this week, Fr Patrick, Fr Nick, Deacon Peter and Sr Mary Cora

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