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St George's & St Teresa's Weekly Lenten Activity Calendar

11 3 18A

Lent is rapidly slipping away and before we know it Easter will be upon us. By this time next week, the schools will have broken up and we will be celebrating Palm Sunday. From there it is a short hop to the Chrism Mass at Clifton Cathedral and then we enter into the fantastic liturgical drama which is the Easter Triduum.

       When I was a child, the next couple of weeks would drag by and seem to me like an eternity; whereas now, as I approach my 67th birthday, these final weeks seem to pass almost in the blink of an eye. 

       The passing of the years certainly affects our concept of time and helps us to appreciate how precious life is. Certainly those final few hours of Jesus’ life, from his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane to his death on a cross, must have seemed incredibly long to our Saviour. 

       It would have felt as though the devil himself was extending time - each second into a minute, minutes into hours and every hour into a day. However, the God of infinity was prepared to endure anything for our salvation; no price was too much to pay and every precious moment in agony released more and more souls from the enslavement of sin.

       So, if you want to join us on this great journey, and marvel at the history of salvation and the amazing joy of the new life of Easter, then make sure you leave space in your diary to come to all, or some, of our special services. He gave everything for you - what can you give in return?    

Mgr Bernard