Pew Sheet Sunday 23 June Corpus Christi

TONIGHT (Friday 21st June) commencing at 7.00pm we begin our 40 Hours Devotion with a Pontifical Mass. The 40 hours is believed to be associated with the time that Jesus spent in the tomb between his death and resurrection, but whetever the origin may be we have the opportunity to stand, sit or kneel before Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament for prayer and reflection. More information, and the times of particular devotions during the 40 hours can be found on our new web-site:

Please continue to pray for Mike Still as he prepares for Ordination next Saturday (29th June, 11.00am at St Andrew’s, Holborn) and those who are also being ordained by The Bishop of Fulham at the same time.

Our 40 Hour Devotion culminates in the great Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday with the Parish Mass at 10.30am (No 8.00am Mass on that day) when we give thanks for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ which we receive most graciously in the sacrament of The Eucharist. Our second reading on Sunday from St Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians reminds us, in the so familiar words we hear every time we come to Mass: “that on the night that he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and thanked God for it and broke it, and he said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this as a memorial of me.” In the same way he took the cup after supper, and said “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.” Until the Lord comes, therefore, every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are proclaiming his death.”
David Griffiths
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