Stations of The Cross
Friday evenings of Lent at 7.30pm - Click to View
Film Nights for Lent
Monday Nights during Lent 7.30pm in The Lady Chapel
CAFOD ~ Lent Fast Day
In solidarity with the poor and hungry, we are invited to fast and to contribute to Cafod’s work in the developing world. This year the UK Government will MATCH £ for £ all our donations to Cafod. For every £1 we contribute the Government will also give £1. Cafod Envelopes available in the porch.
First Holy Communion
Refresher for Parents Saturday 25th April 10.00am in the Lady Chapel while the children have their session in the hall.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust
Newham - Vacancy: part time Principal Finance Officer. Application form and more details are available online at www.newham.gov.uk quoting ref no SCH01618.
Prayerful Reading of the Scriptures. The First Friday of each month 7.30pm in the Lady Chapel. Information Eileen Bryant 0789 7428104
Candidates meeting with The Bishop (to which Parents & Sponsors are also invited) Sunday 8th March 3.00pm at Brentwood Cathedral Families are encourage to share transport.
A Word of Scripture
Happy the man who discovers wisdom,
the man who gains discernment: gaining her is more rewarding than silver, more profitable than gold.
She is beyond the price of pearls, nothing you could covet is her equal.
A Thought for Today
Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him:
Follow me. Jesus saw Matthew, not merely in the usual sense, but more significantly with his merciful understanding of men. He saw the tax collector and, because he saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him, he said to him: “Follow me.” This following meant imitating the pattern of his life – not just walking after him. St John tells us: “Whoever says he abides in Christ ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” And he rose and followed him. There is no reason for surprise that the tax collector abandoned earthly wealth as soon as the Lord commanded him. Nor should one be amazed that neglecting his wealth, he joined a band of men whose leader had, on Matthew’s assessment, no riches at all. Our Lord summoned Matthew by speaking to him in words. By an invisible, interior impulse flooding his mind with the light of grace, he instructed him to walk in his footsteps. In this way Matthew could understand that Christ, who was summoning him away from earthly possessions, had incorruptible treasures of Heaven in his gift.
St Bede (c. 673-735)