This Sunday: Epiphany 3

This Sunday, 20 January is the third Sunday of Epiphany. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 procession and mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. The Gospel is on the Wedding at Cana. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.

Next Sunday: Epiphany 4

Next Sunday, 27 January is the fourth Sunday of Epiphany. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 procession and 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.

Gregorian Chant Group

Our chant group will start up again on Wednesday 30 January from 7.30 to 8.30 in the Parish Hall.

Here’s a summary of what we can look forward to singing over the coming weeks: psalm 134 (133) ‘Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum.’  We’ve already learned this in English as ‘Behold now, praise the Lord.’ The hymn ‘Te Lucis ante Terminum’ in the Festal Tone. ‘Nunc Dimittis’ with the ‘Lumen’ antiphon in time for Candlemas on 2 February. The Marian antiphon ‘Alma redemptoris Mater’ and the Kyrie from the Missa Primitiva. The aim is to learn and sing the complete mass setting including Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei.

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. Our next monthly requiem is on Friday 1 February at 5.15 pm.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

This meets next on Saturday 2 February at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.

Education Association

This meets next on Sunday 3 February, 2019 at 11 am.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 10 February, 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 20 February at 11.15 am.

Benedictine Oblates

There is a mass or meeting once a month for oblates of St Benedict and others interested in the relgious life. The mass includes a reading from the Rule of St Benedict and is followed by a shared lunch. Our next meeting will be 23 February, next year.

Greek Group

The group meets weekly during school term. It is now in recess until February 2019.

Fellowship Group

This is in recess until 2019. We meet next on Tuesday, 5 March at 1 pm in the hall.

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