Ash Wednesday will be on March 2 and ashes will be distributed during Mass.
Stations of the Cross will start after the First Sunday in Lent: IHM on
March 9th and St Columba’s on March 11th
IHM: Wednesdays at 9.30 am Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 10.00 am
St Columba’s: Fridays at 7.00 pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30 pm
SVP Lenten Austerity Lunches
You are invited to lunch! We will be offering lunch at 12.30 pm on all the Fridays in March and on April 1st and 8th in Damian Hall at IHM Great Missenden. You can come to one or all!
A light lunch with friends for only £7 which will support the SVP in both parishes. Please add your name to the list in the Narthex. Transport can be provided. If you would like to help with the preparations or if you have a query please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Synod Gathering after Mass
6 February 2022
Meetings with parishioners to share thoughts based on prepared questions at IHM and St Columba’s were held last Sunday after Mass. Contributions were enthusiastic and
thoughtful. Lots to be considered. Meetings will be held again this Sunday after Mass at both churches.
In case these dates don’t fit in with the schedule of some people another date and time is being offered at IHM After the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday February 12 2022.
Baptism Preparation at IHM and St Columba’s
Deacons Peter and Gerard are planning to hold 3 Baptism Preparation sessions after Sunday morning Masses at IHM and St Columba’s beginning on February 20th. If your name isn’t on the list and you would like to join one of the groups please contact one of the Parish secretaries.
Blessed Carlo Acutis Picture at St Columba’s
A framed picture of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be blessed and placed by our Lady’s Chapel at the Coming Youth Mass today at 6.00 pm. Blessed Carlo Acutis was a holy boy who infused the ordinary aspects of life with extraordinary love for God. During his 15 years on earth, he lived as a regular young person, going to school, playing soccer, eating at the pizzeria with his peers — though somehow making all of these activities a lived Gospel. In the regularity of his life, he can live holy lives in this day and age.
Fr Alessandro will be available to hear Confessions during the week by previous appointments as follows: St Columba’s on Tuesdays and Fridays 6.30—7.15 pm IHM after morning Mass on Wednesdays and Thursdays, on Saturdays 5.00—5.45 pm
Remember Sister Cecilia?
We have been told that she died recently in the Poor Servants of the Mother of God retirement home in Brentford just before her 96th birthday. Sr Cecilia retired from Our Lady’s School in 1990 where she served and lived in The Convent during the 70’s and 80’s. She was known and loved by many generations of local children and parents. May she rest in peace.