This Sunday: Easter V
This Sunday, 19 May is the fifth Sunday of Easter. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday. Christ is risen! Christ is with us! Alleluia!
This meets next on Sunday 19 May, 2019 at 11 am.
Gregorian Chant Group
The Chant Group meets this Wednesday 22 May in the Parish Hall at 7.30 pm. We have some wonderful chants ahead of us, some new and some already familiar. Our psalm this week is Psalm 114 (113) ‘When Israel went out from Egypt’ which we will also learn in Latin.
Leading up to Pentecost we will sing the great 9th century hymn ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’ and the 12th century sequence ‘Veni Sancte Spiritus.’
Our new hymn is ‘Ubi caritas’ – where there is charity and love, there is God. We will also look at the Kyrie from the ancient Missa Primitiva. And of course we will continue to sing the Paternoster, In Manus Tuas, Te Lucis, etc.
The group meets weekly during school term. It will meet next at 9.45 am in the hall on 23 May, 2019. We are about to start reading Josephus’ Jewish Wars.
Next Sunday: Easter VI
Next Sunday, 26 May is the Sixth Sunday of Easter, also known as Rogation Sunday from the ancient custom of beating the bounds of the parish on this day. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. It is tradtional to bless the new crops at this time, so we will bless the garden that morning. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday. Christ is risen! Christ is with us! Alleluia!
The next meeting of the St George’s Fellowship Group will be held on Tuesday 4 June at 1 pm. We will conclude with a shared afternoon tea as usual.
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 7 June at 5.15 pm.
There is a mass or meeting once a month for oblates of St Benedict and others interested in the religious life. The mass includes a reading from the Rule of St Benedict and is followed the office of Sext, then by a shared lunch. Our next meeting will be 8 June, for a quiet day at Willunga.
Parish Council meets next on Sunday 9 June, 2019 at 11 am.
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 12 June at 11.15 am.
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 3 August at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.