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EBW 2017 LogoEcumenical Bible Week takes place from Pentecost (4th June) to Trinity Sunday. There’s a wide variety in the programme this year, including a symposium on the Reformation and Thinking Allowed Itis recommended to book for the Symposium which will be held onFriday, 9th June, from 2.00pm, chaired by Archbishop Michael Jackson) consists of two papers and a discussion. Prof. Tony Lane will open the proceedings with a discussion of the agreed statement on justification, signed by the World Lutheran Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. The second paper, by Prof Salvador Ryan, asks the question “How should we remember the Reformation?” The Thinking Allowed event, also on Friday 9 th at 7.30 pm, offers again reflections, this time from four different traditions. They will all respond to one question: Is the Reformation over? All details are on

150 logoSunday 4th June:  Celebrations at the Church of the Sacred Heart to close the 150th Year Events
10:30am Family Mass
12:00noon Mass Celebration with the Parish Choir.
Parish Community Fun Day in the Church grounds following the 12noon Mass. Entertainment – Music Singers (Harmony Knights) Clown Face Painters, Tented/Gazebo Area and Refreshments!

Photographs Memorabilia Display in the South Transept Chapel involving items from the past years celebrations!

The Invitation of Holy WeekAt the beginning of his Passion, in the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus invites his disciples to ‘Stay here and keep awake with me’.  This is his invitation to all his disciples at the beginning of Holy Week.

Jesus, on the cross, uttered his last word and gave his last cry.

The rest is silence, the silence of the tomb.

We wait, wait for another word from God.

Waiting is hard for us who belong to the now generation.

The Word of God has to be waited for, in patience.