Fr. Gerard Murray
Third Sunday of Lent
Year C - 24th March 2019
Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus said to them in reply, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them - do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!" And he told them this parable: "There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, 'For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?' He said to him in reply, 'Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.'"
Saturday Vigil 6.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am
Confessions: Saturday 6.00-6.20 pm
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed publicly at 6pm before the Saturday evening Mass
Thank you to all who attended and helped with the Closing Mass held at EM on Tuesday. Archbishop Bernard has written to express his thanks for our hosting, to all involved in the liturgy, the sacristy and providing the refreshments.
The Report will help shape our thinking for the future.
Closing Mass for Visitation of Rugby Deanery
INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY OF THE DAY