04 March 2017

First Sunday of Lent 1865

5 SUNDAY, first of Lent, semidouble. Violet. First Vespers of St David (Meruit supremos) with commemoration of the Sunday. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, Plenary Indulgence.]

6 Monday St David, Bishop Confessor, double (transferred from 1 March). White. [In Diocese of St David’s and Newport, Patron of Wales, double of the first class.]

7 Tuesday St Thomas of Aquin, Confessor Doctor, double. Third prayers of SS Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs. Creed. White.

8 Ember-Wednesday St Felix, Bishop Confessor, double. White. [In Diocese of St David’s and Newport, Feria. Violet. In Diocese of Northampton Plenary Indulgence for eight days.]

9 Thursday St Frances of Rome, Widow, double. White. [In Diocese of Birmingham Feria. Violet.]

10 Ember-Friday The Lance and Nails of OUR LORD, greater double. Creed. Preface of the Cross. Red. Plenary Indulgence.

11 Ember-Saturday St John of God, double. White.

The parish of SS Henry and Elizabeth Sheerness is served by the Rev Michael Conway.  There is Mass with a sermon for soldiers at 9.30, and High Mass with a sermon for the congregation at 11.00. Vespers, Discourse and Benediction at 6.30. Weekday Mass at 9.00. Confraternity Devotions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Stations on Friday evening. Confessions daily, on Saturday from 2.00 pm. Special services in Lent and May.

In 2017 the parish is served by Canon Francis Moran, assisted by Deacon Paul Glock. Anticipated Mass is at 6.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday Mass is at 11.15, with Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Minster at 9.00. On Holydays Mass is at 10.00 and 8.00 pm, with Mass at Minster at 12.00. Confessions are on Saturday 12.00 to 1.00.

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