Mothering Sunday is shaping up to be special. As ever Mass will be celebrated in  rose vestments, as is the norm for what is also Laetare Sunday, and we hand posies to the ladies of the congregation, in celebration of femininity and motherhood, presenting them also to Our lady during the singing of the Angelus.

This Sunday marks a midpoint in Lent; we draw breath collectively, with a softening of the fast, before the storm clouds gather and we journey in earnest to the cross. Mass is at 8am, 9:15am and 11am and Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm.

All that will be wonderful but not “special” given that these things occur every Mothering Sunday at St. Anselm’s. What then will be truly special? The fact that the builders have worked hard all week and this, therefore, will be the first Sunday in front of the stained glass window in the sanctuary. Exciting stuff!

Prepare for some ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’! Furthermore two wonderful gentlemen are joining our parish that day. They both have feet of clay but wonderful colour in their cheeks. Who could they be? Come and find out….

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