This Sunday

This Sunday, the 25 February is the second Sunday of Lent. Mass is at 8 am, Solemn Sung Mass with the Great Litany at 9.30 followed by morning tea in the hall. The Great Litany is a feature of Lent and sung at St George’s in procession at the start of the main mass. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon. There is a short said evensong at 4 pm, from the Book of Common Prayer.

Gregorian Chant Group

At our Chant Group meeting this Wednesday 28 February we will continue to learn and sing some beautiful chant for the season.
Our new psalm is Ps 130 (129), ‘Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,’ one of the seven penitential psalms, sung to a simple repeated melodic formula or psalm tone.
The office hymn for Compline during Lent is ‘O Christ, who art the light and day,’ which we’ll sing tonight in English, and later on in Latin.  It can be found in the New English Hymnal no. 61.

‘Attende Domine’ (Hear us, O Lord) is the Benediction for Lent, also known as the Lent Prose.  We will learn the refrain in Latin and sing it with this recording.

There will be not one, but two Marian antiphons tonight: Alma Redemptoris Mater, and Ave Regina Caelorum which is the appointed antiphon for Lent right through to Holy Week.  Here is the link to Alma Redemptoris Mater and here is the link to Ave Regina Caelorum.

Greek Group

The group meets next at 9.45 on 1 March in the Parish Hall. We will continue our reading of the Book of Job in Greek.

Stations of the Cross

Join in Lent by taking part in this walk with Our Lord as he goes to the cross. Every Friday in Lent at 4.30 in the church.

Monthly Requiem

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. The next monthly requiem is Friday 2 March. Please let Fr Scott know if you wish any names to be added to the list.

Fellowship Group

The next meeting of the Fellowhsip Group will be 6 March, 2018. You are all most welcome to join us.

Benedictine Oblates Meeting

The Benedictine Oblates meet next at St George’s on 10 March at 11 am at St George’s for mass then a shared lunch.

We then meet on 14 April, 12 May, 9 June,  July 14.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 11 March, 2018 at 11 am.

Annual General Meeting of ABM Auxiliary

This will be at St Saviour’s, Glen Osmond, Friday 16 March at 10am, to be followed by Mass & shared lunch. Please come along & support the work of the Adelaide Auxiliary. For year ended December 31 2017 the Adelaide Auxiliary forwarded $13,680 to ABM Head Office for various projects – by far the best amount raised by any Auxiliary in Australia.

Vestry Meeting

Notice is given of the Vestry Meeting on 18 March at 11 am in the Hall.

April Fellowship Group

Advance notice to put in your diary for the April meeting on Tuesday 3rd: David and Franz have recently completed the Camino, or pilgrim’s way, to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. They will tell us about their adventures at this meeting.

History Month

The church will be open in history month in May with a display of vestments. The times and dates are Saturday 5 May 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Sunday 6 May 11.30 to 4.00 pm. Thursday 10 May 1.00 to 7.00 pm. Saturday 12 May 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Sunday 13 May 11.30 to 4.00 pm.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

This meets next on Saturday 5 May at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.

Education Association

This meets next Sunday 6 May, 2018 at 11 am.