In his Lenten message to the Church throughout the world, Pope Benedict XVI said: “The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. This is a favourable time to renew our journey of faith, both as individuals and as a community, with the help of the word of God and the sacraments. This journey is one marked by prayer and sharing, silence and fasting, in anticipation of the joy of Easter.”
Saturday, 18 February 2012
13 of us gathered for Mass on Wednesday 15th February and, following refreshments, we spent the rest of the evening learning how the Mass had been prefigured in the Old Testament. At our next meeting we will be studying the start of the Mass in the Lord’s Supper and its development. On Palm Sunday we will be meeting at St. Augustine’s Vicarage for a Passover Meal and we discussed some of the arrangements to make this as authentic as we can.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The next meeting of the Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group will be held on the 15th February with Mass at 7.30 p.m. After Mass we will be looking at how the Eucharist is foreshadowed in the Old Testament. At the meeting on the 18th February we will look at the Eucharist in the New Testament and its relationship with the Passover. On Palm Sunday we will meet in the evening at St. Augustine’s Vicarage to share a Passover Meal.