In the cool predawn darkness, three battle-hardened Roman soldiers in full armour are guarding Joseph’s tomb where Jesus was buried three days earlier. Despite strict army regulations, they are talking softly, almost at a whisper, between themselves.
“All men die the same,” one mutters.
This apathetic tone ignites a spark of anger from another. “Not like he did!” was the intense whispering reply. “We nailed him to the cross-bar and hoisted it onto the upright, but I’ll never forget the words that he said during his execution.” Turning his head and looking at the others with fire in his eyes and a narrowed brow, he said with slower more precise diction, “I was responsible for killing him, and he forgave me!” A third insensitive voice quickly responds, “Haven’t you been a soldier too long to be troubled by a guilty conscience?” Continue reading “The Tale of Three Roman Soldiers”
“Maundy Thursday Service”
- at St John Fishers
- starts at 7.30 pm
A walk along the Stations of the Cross in the Garden of St John Fisher’s Schoenstatt Shrine with a short prayer at each Station remembering our Lord’s way up to Calvary.
- Everyone is welcome to join in.
- starts at 11 am
A wonderful story from medieval times traces the wood of the cross on which Jesus died, all the way back to the Garden of Paradise, where God made grow “every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.” (Genesis 2,9) The great tree of Paradise is the “tree of life.” Seeds from the tree of life, our story goes, were planted from age to age, until the time of Jesus, when a tree produced from one of its seeds provided wood for his cross. Once again, God offers new life through the cross of Jesus, his Son, and invites the human family to return to Paradise. Continue reading “The Easter Tree – Holy Week”
A night vigil for young adult from the age of 18 upward. We begin at 10 – registration necessary – we finish with prayer as 6am on Friday Morning. During the night each hour begins with an activity, with time to pray and to share…
Bring musical instruments, spiritual reading and something to eat and drink
To download the poster for the event – click here
To download a flyer you can print, cut up and hand out – click here
For further details please contact:
Fr. Andrew Pastore
Mobile: 07958 780649