St George – Protector of England

Holy Mass on Tuesday (6.30pm) is that of St. George, Protector of England.

He was martyred at Lydda (now in Israel) in about 303, during the persecution of Diocletian. Like so many saints of that period, the only fact that we can be certain of is his martyrdom. His cult spread quickly through both the East and the West, and the legend of St George and the Dragon only appeared some time afterwards. During the crusades, George was seen to personify the ideals of Christian chivalry, and he was adopted as the patron saint of several city states and countries, including England and Catalonia. King Richard I of England placed his crusading army under the protection of St George, and in 1222 his feast was proclaimed a holiday.

Sancte Georgi Ora Pro Nobis!

Holy Week at St Winefride’s

PALM SUNDAY
10th April: 12.30pm Blessing of Palms & Procession followed by Sung High Mass

HOLY MONDAY, HOLY TUESDAY AND SPY WEDNESDAY
11th, 12th and 13th April: Masses and Confessions as usual

HOLY THURSDAY
14
th April: 6:00 PM – Sung High Mass, Procession to the Repository, Adoration
(Confession 5pm to 5.30pm)

GOOD FRIDAY
15
th April: 3:00 PM – Good Friday Liturgy with Adoration of the Holy Cross
(Confession 9.30am to 9.55am)
(Stations of the Cross 10am)

HOLY SATURDAY
16
th April: 8:00 PM – Sung High Mass followed by Blessing of Easter Food
(Confession 7pm to 7.30pm)

EASTER SUNDAY
17th April: 12:30pm Solemn High Mass

First Holy Communion

Sunday, October 31st 2021 – Feast of Christ the King

On the feast of Christ the King, titular feast of our Institute, a group of children in our community will receive the Eucharistic Lord for the first time. We all join the families of these young faithful in their joy and gratefulness. Please pray for our children, especially in preparation of this important day in their lives.

If you wish your child to participate in this year’s First Holy Communion, please contact Canon Wiener via details here.

First Communicants will meet with Canon Wiener in the presence of their mothers and/or fathers to answer fundamental but simple questions regarding the Church’s teaching about the Eucharist. Please make an appointment with Canon for the week of October 25th-30th.

First Confessions are possible daily (30 minutes before each Mass) or upon appointment.

Saint George the Martyr

We can be certain of only a few facts about the life and martyrdom of Saint George and there is much disagreement about details. What we do know for sure is what matters most and makes him relevant still for us today: that he was martyred for his Christian faith during the persecutions of Diocletian, which began in the year 303. His cultus was established early on and spread rapidly. It is widely accepted that he was born of Christian parents around 280, probably in Cappadocia, and was, like his father, a soldier of high rank in the Roman army. Read more in our weekly newsletter here.