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Sundays
         


  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
             
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10.00 am
 
 
 
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12 noon
at St Albans Abbey (Fridays only)
  7.00 pm
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World Youth Day 2016
World Youth Day 2016, Krakow Poland                   
This week, hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world have been with Pope Francis at the 31st World Youth Day event in Krakow, Poland - here are some photos, many taken by the young people from St Albans and their friends.








It was hot, it was lightly raining - but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of around million young people gathered in Krakow's Blonia Park this evening. They watched him on big screens as he travelled across the city in a tram, with a group of disabled people. Then there was a roar of appreciation and much flag-waving as the Holy Father processed through the crowds to the stage in his popemobile.

The event began with a series of dance and musical performances from countries around the world - Poland, India, Latin America, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This was followed by a tableaux depicting saints from the five continents, and then a parade of flags from all the 178 countries represented this year.

The Gospel reading was Luke's account of Jesus' visit to the home of Martha and Mary

In his reflection Pope Francis advised everyone to share God's merciful love by building bridges and by tearing down barriers, walls and barbed wire. "Mercy has a youthful face" which can move us beyond our comfort zones and make us ready to embrace everyone." he said. "A merciful heart is able to be a place of refuge for the homeless, sharing bread with the hungry and welcoming refugees and migrants."

Recalling the legacy of Saint John Paul II, who began the tradition of World Youth Days, Pope Francis praised the "enthusiasm, dedication, zeal and energy with which so many young people live their lives." He warned them not to be tempted by "dark paths" or to "run after peddlers of fond illusions."

Instead, he urged them to be like Mary, Martha's sister in the Gospel reading, who made space to listen to Jesus in the midst of her busy life. The Pope told the young people to imitate Mary of Bethany and Mary of Nazareth by welcoming Jesus, by helping the poor and by listening attentively to other cultures and peoples, "even those we are afraid of because we consider them a threat".

Narrative courtesy of Independent Catholic News www.indcatholicnews.com



































It was hot, it was lightly raining - but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of around million young people gathered in Krakow's Blonia Park this evening. They watched him on big screens as he travelled across the city in a tram, with a group of disabled people. Then there was a roar of appreciation and much flag-waving as the Holy Father processed through the crowds to the stage in his popemobile.

The event began with a series of dance and musical performances from countries around the world - Poland, India, Latin America, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This was followed by a tableaux depicting saints from the five continents, and then a parade of flags from all the 178 countries represented this year.

The Gospel reading was Luke's account of Jesus' visit to the home of Martha and Mary

In his reflection Pope Francis advised everyone to share God's merciful love by building bridges and by tearing down barriers, walls and barbed wire. "Mercy has a youthful face" which can move us beyond our comfort zones and make us ready to embrace everyone." he said. "A merciful heart is able to be a place of refuge for the homeless, sharing bread with the hungry and welcoming refugees and migrants."

Recalling the legacy of Saint John Paul II, who began the tradition of World Youth Days, Pope Francis praised the "enthusiasm, dedication, zeal and energy with which so many young people live their lives." He warned them not to be tempted by "dark paths" or to "run after peddlers of fond illusions."

Instead, he urged them to be like Mary, Martha's sister in the Gospel reading, who made space to listen to Jesus in the midst of her busy life. The Pope told the young people to imitate Mary of Bethany and Mary of Nazareth by welcoming Jesus, by helping the poor and by listening attentively to other cultures and peoples, "even those we are afraid of because we consider them a threat".

Narrative courtesy of Independent Catholic News www.indcatholicnews.com









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