Friday 26 January 2018

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

At the Entrance to a Catholic Church . . .

Have you seen this sign? (*HINT to St Ann's parishioners. You will have passed this sign every time you come to Holy Mass or enter the church for any reason)

Next time you come to Holy Mass or pop into church to say a prayer, please take a minute to find this notice and read it.  It is very important and very clear.

Sunday 20 March 2016

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord . . .

It is a busy weekend at St Ann's with the visit of the travelling Icon and Palm Sunday.

A busy weekend and a joyful one as we celebrate Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, cheered on by palm-waving crowds.

We had our own version, on a somewhat smaller scale, of that palm strewn procession today at the 10am Mass.

Christ wouldn't have had to negotiate his way around parked cars but there would I'm sure have been other obstacles in his path as he made his way on that donkey through the streets of Jerusalem.

Here are a few photos of our procession this morning.  You'll find more on our Flickr stream here.

Gathering in the hall for the blessing of palms and the reading of the Gospel before we begin to process around the church.

The procession weaves its way around our beautiful magnolia which looks as if it will be in full bloom just in time for Easter Sunday.

And back into church to join those who were unable to join the procession. 

And Mass begins.

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The travelling Icon pays a visit to St Ann's . . .

We have been privileged this weekend to have the travelling Icon of Our Lady of Consolation in our parish as part of the Diocesan initiative for the Year of Mercy.

The Icon has been not only in our parish church but also paid a visit to the nearby prison HMP High Down and our parish school of St Anne's. 

We were fortunate that the Icon was with us on Friday evening during our Stations of the Cross.  

This added to the very prayerful atmosphere in the church and enables those present to venerate the image before or after the devotion.

The travelling Icon is an opportunity for all of us to pray in a special way asking for Our Lady's intercession on our behalf during the Year of Mercy. This is especially valuable for those who are unable to make a pilgrimage to one of the Holy Doors that have been set up across our diocese.

The original Icon is to be found at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in West Grinstead and this is an ideal destination for a pilgrimage to enter through the Holy Door during this Holy Year.

Saturday 12 March 2016

Tuesday 16 February 2016

24 Hours for the Lord

St Ann's is to be the venue for Epsom Deanery's '24 Hours for the Lord' in this Year of Mercy

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the monstrance on the altar for  Adoration from midday on Friday 4th March until 9.45am on Saturday 5th March.  Our period of Adoration concludes with Benediction at 9.45am and this will be followed by our usual parish Mass at 10am.

Do please come along if you can and spend some time with our Lord.  Five minutes or five hours, you will be welcome at any time.

The Sacrament of Confession will be available throughout this period.