Well this Sunday is going to be very different for us!
We all love our Church Building, and we love ( I hope) as a Church community. Now we are going to have to discover what it means to be Church in a different way.
We are no strangers at All Saints to streamed liturgies. We have been doing this for some time. But it is very different for me, as I usually have people to interact with, now I will only have 1 person, or perhaps be alone. It will also be very different for those of you who have not used our livestream before .
a few things to help you.
I encourage you to engage with it, just as if you are in church, be fully present. Before we begin Imagine that you are sitting where you normally do. Maybe it might be at a different church if you are not an All Saints Regular. Think of yourself in your normal place in your church.
Join in with everything, sing, make the responses, stand and sit if you are able.
Light a Candle.
Send a message in the Comms box next to the stream, to show that you are there.
These are very different times for us, lets make them a time of blessing.
Remember - We are the Body of Christ!
THE LITURGY THIS WEEK
SUNDAY 10am PARISH MASS
When we get to Easter, there are two symbols of the resurrection that we use in Church: fire and light (the Easter Candle) and water (the Font). Last week we reflected on water, and this week there are passages all about light – true light, that defeats the blindness of sin. Again, this would have been offered to those preparing for Baptism, but speaks to all of us who have been baptised, inviting us to be renewed in the light of Christ at Easter. Remember that one of the oldest titles of the newly baptised was “neophyte”, which means “newly enlightened” There is a subtle link between the readings on this Sunday: in the first reading, David is anointed, and the Spirit of the Lord seizes on him. This anointing lights him along the right path - ‘no evil would I fear’ as the Psalm says. Then Paul tells us more about this light: it is Christ shining on us, calling us to live as children of light. All this is summed up in the Gospel, the marvellous story of the healing (by being ‘anointed’ with spittle) of the man born blind. Jesus is the light of the world
TIMES OF LIVE STREAM THIS WEEK
Tuesday - Mass 7pm
Wednesday - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10am - Mass 7pm
Thursday - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10 am - Mass 7pm
Friday - Mass 10am
Saturday - Mass 10am
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
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