Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family
It is not by chance that Amoris Laetitia (AL), “The Joy of Love”, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”, was signed on 19 March, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph....
Please pray for the sick
Especially Margaret Kline, Martin Dowse, Brian Davies, Chris, Janet Shield, Marie Lourdes Lina Saintas, Adrian Howarth, Verity Elliott, Father Dakwan (Father’s father), Joe Blacoe, Dorothy Sterry-Blunt, Pauline Smith, Robert Carter and all those who do not wish to be named here.
Mary, Mother of God
In the narrative of the Annunciation we see how the Virgin Mary welcomes God’s mercy, which brings her out of herself and leads her toward new paths. It shows to us the importance of making ourselves available, so that our hearts and our whole being are ready to welcome God when he enters into our lives. When we see how this astonishing encounter be-tween Mary and the Archangel Gabriel unfolds, we understand better what prayer is. Perhaps the most beautiful thing is to see how the Holy Virgin uses the same words that God just addressed to her through the Angel. When we hear her exclaim “Be-hold the handmaid of the Lord. Let everything be done for me according to your word” How wonderful is God’s mercy at work in our lives!
Sacred Heart and St Gilbert’s Lenten Lunches 2017
These will start on Monday 6th March for five weeks (no lunch in Holy Week) Please join us for lunch, chat and charitable donation. There will be a choice of two homemade soups along with bread, cheese and fruit. Everyone is welcome from either Bourne or Deeping and especially Fr Victor!
Deeping Churches Together Lent Lunches
- Sat. Mar 18th 12-2pm St Guthlac’s
- Sat. March 25th 12-3pm Methodists
- Sat April 1st 12-2pm
First Communions 2017
First Holy Communion Classes begin on Sunday 19th March after the 08.45am Mass at Bourne. Parents who have any issues should attend the first one to sort them out.
Quiz night and Fish and Chip supper.
Many thanks to all who supported this event, to the organisers, quiz master, question setters, servers, those who provided raffle prizes and of course those who took part to provide an excellent evening of entertainment.
Work for your Parish, Work for God!
Help is needed in the following areas.
- Flower arrangers in Bourne Church.
- Cleaners in both Bourne and Deeping Churches.
- People to help with the Children’s Liturgy in both Bourne and Deeping. NB it is not a necessity to have children of your own before you undertake this role.
- Urgently needed an organist for Deeping Church. If you are a pi-anist who is hiding your light under a bushel, why not let it out to enlighten the whole world!!!
If you can help with any of these tasks please inform Fr Victor and he will put you in touch with the relevant group leader (make sure Fr Victor writes your name & telephone number down !!!!) Also you will be abundantly blessed by God!
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