This Sunday: Quinquagesima
This Sunday, 16 February, we keep the Quinquagesima, the last sunday before Lent. The names of the Sundays reflect the number of approiximate days before Easter, Quinqugesima being roughly fifty days. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass starts with the sprinkling of holy water. It has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is a cup of tea after the mass. There will be a said Evensong from BCP at 4 pm.
Our first Sunday study will be on 23 February at 11 am. It will be on the structure and origin of the Bible, please bring your own Bible.
Shrove Tuesday – pancake lunch
We will have a shared pancake lunch for Shrove Tuesday, on Tuesday, 25 February in the Rectory at 12 noon. If you can assist, write your name on the list at the back of the Church
Ash Wednesday – Start of Lent
There will be two masses on Ash Wednesday, 8 am and 10 am.
The chant group meets next on Wednesday 26 February from 7.30 to 8.30 pm in the Parish Hall at St George’s. The last session of the term will be on 1 April.
In this week’s chant group we will begin singing the first section of the Gloria from Missa Primitiva, adding it to the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei.
Our Psalm is 116 (117), the shortest one in the Psalter, Laudate Dominum Omnes Gentes, with its antiphon Adoremus in Aeternum. As a slight detour from the Gregorian repertoire, we will sing the earliest known Greek hymn, ‘O Gladsome Light’ in its versified English form in the Australian Hymn Book.
Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham
Every month, usually on the first Saturday, we have a special mass in devotion to Our Lady. Our parish has a special devotion ot Our Lady of Walsingham, the famous pilgrimage site in England, and has a wonderful statue of Mary in her role there. The Cell meets next on Saturday 29 February 2020 at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.
Next Sunday: Lent 1
Next Sunday, 1 March, we keep the first Sunday of Lent. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass starts with the singing of the litany. It has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is a cup of tea after the mass. There will be a said Evensong from BCP at 4 pm. The colour of the season changes to the penitential purple.
Every month, usually on the first Friday, we remember at a special requiem all those whose year’s mind falls in that month, the recently departed, and any others for whom prayers are requested. Our next monthly requiem is on Friday 6 March at 5.15 pm.
Parish Council meets next on Sunday 8 March, 2010 at 11 am.
Notice is given of the annual vestry meeting on Sunday, 15 March, at 11 am in the parish hall.
The Lodge Service
Once a month we hold an Anglican service in the local nursing home, The Lodge, at Wayville. Our next service there is Wednesday 18 March at 11.15 am.
Our next meeting will be on 28 March at 11 am for mass at St George’s, with a shared lunch to follow.
This meets next on Sunday 3 May, 2020 at 11 am.