May at St. Anselm’s

We have lots of special liturgical occasions lined up this month to enrich and deepen our faith and joy in this season of Eastertide.

First up, because May is Mary’s month within the Catholic church, is the May Devotion which will take place this coming Sunday. At 8am we shall have special devotions at the conclusion of the Mass. At 9:15am and 11am we end Mass with a special procession of Our Lady, led by children, through the church grounds.

The feast of our Patron, St. Anselm, fell on Easter day which meant we were unable to observe it. We are therefore going to transfer the feast of our Patronal Festival to the following Sunday, May 12th. Mass will end with benediction at 9:15am and 11am and we shall focus on his life and example.

On the final Sunday in May we welcome a guest preacher, Mgr. Matthew Dickens. He is currently caring for the Kent area of the Archdiocese of Southwark until a replacement for Bishop Paul Mason is appointed and it will be good to introduce him to our parish.

A busy May lies ahead then but full of joyous things. We very much hope the encouraging attendances of recent weeks and months will continue.

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