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Ss Alban and Stephen Parish Mission 2015


wersja Polska
versione Italiano
Beaconsfield Road,
St Albans, Herts, AL1 3RB

Phone: 01727 853585

Parish Priest Fr TJ (Tom) Plower
Secretary  Ivana Mearns


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  6.00 pm

Saturday Evening

  8.00 am
Quiet Mass
  9.00 am
at Marshalswick Mass Centre (2 miles away)
  9.30 am
Family Mass
11.30 am A more "high" Mass
  4.00 pm Polish Mass (not every Sunday - refer to bulletin)
  7.00 pm
Folk Mass

10.00 am
Every day
12 noon
at St Albans Abbey (Fridays only)
  7.00 pm
Every day
Italian & Polish Masses

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Masses not in the church

Every Sunday, there is Mass at 9.00am at Marshalswick Mass Centre (at St John Fisher School)

On Fridays at 12 noon, there is Catholic Mass at St Albans Cathedral

Christmas, Easter, etc.

At times such as Advent, Christmas, Easter, Lent etc., times of Masses will vary click for more
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What is Holy Week

Palm Sunday itself may remind us of the glory days of life; the days when we are celebrated and affirmed, when we are recognised and accepted by those who are near and dear to us.
Monday and Tuesday can remind us of the ordinariness of much of life; the regular days when life goes on, chore by chore, unaware of and despite the approaching prospects.

Spy Wednesday reminds us of the times when we have felt betrayed or let down by family, friends or colleagues or perhaps our own failings in this respect. It is a day for reminding ourselves of the bitter reality of human nature and how close betrayal is to the heart of any relationship or how central sin is to human nature.

Holy Thursday reminds us of the togetherness that we enjoy in life. The Eucharist that Christ shared with his disciples represents the friendship and company that he shared with them and the communion that he wished to share with them and with all of us into the future. The ordinary times when we are with friends and family are often the happiest and most contented days of our lives.

Good Friday represents all that is dark and evil in life. We remember the abandonment of Christ by his friends and disciples; the formal act of betrayal by Judas; the unjust condemnation; the mental anguish of Gethsemane; the horror and brutality of crucifixion; the feeling of abandonment even by God the Father and the reality of death.

Holy Saturday represents the emptiness of life on occasions, the feelings of futility; the bitter aftertaste of apparent failure, the many bereavements that mar most lives; the waiting that consumes our valuable time-in-the-world. It represents the in-between-times of our lives.

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