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Saturday 25 May 2013 at 09:43

 

All Saints Margaret Street E-Newsletter 24 May 2013
Dear Friends,
This week we have two processions: one on Trinity Sunday; the other our procession round the parish on Corpus Christi.

"Procession" is a word also used by theologians to speak of the relationships within the Trinity and in the relationship between God and the world.

The city council and police call our outdoor processions "demonstrations." The dictionary definition is: "an exhibition of public opinion on a political or other question, usually taking the form of a mass meeting or procession." The dictionary also speaks of "the action of pointing out, indicating, or making known, a sign."

Our procession is a making known of the ultimate truth of human life and all creation as having its source and ending in the triune God. It takes the Blessed Sacrament out into the streets as Christ came into the world, and then returns to church as Christ ascended to heaven; not abandoning his creation but taking it into the union with God for which it was made.

In the last few days, a street in our city has been stained with the blood of a young soldier, a husband and father, supposedly in the name of God.

Some years ago, one of the police officers shepherding our Corpus Christi procession through the traffic of Oxford Street was a Muslim woman wearing a hijab as part of her uniform.

I shall be remembering her and Fusilier Lee Rigby as we walk and sing, and I hope, smile – to demonstrate the love of God for the world.

If you can, come and join us. If you can’t be with us in flesh, please join us in prayer.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Alan Moses

Please pray for: Harry Allan, Eleanor Chapman, Rachel Clayton, Sheena Cruise, Charles Forker, Cecil Garrett, Timothy Harding, Mason Jacobsen, Katherine Lee, Joshua Levy, Nick Luff, Tim Montgomery, Linda Orme, Grenfell Prince, Tony Pulleyn, Martin Sargeant, Celia Shore, Stephen Short, Jan Smith, Brian Sparkes, Ian Stevens, Andrew Tillyard, Melanie Toogood, Christine Vaughn-Lillie, Heather Walker, Wendy Wall, Canon Geoffrey White.
The recently departed: Richard Evans, Mark Young, Eileen Ollman, Eva Wray, Peter Walls, Kathleen Brothwood, Maureen Craig, Ian Jenkinson, Fusilier Lee Rigby
At the anniversary of their death: Clare Jackson, Percy Aspinall, Elsie Davies, Betty Scott, Ivan Sutton, Joy Cooch, Constance Crozier, Agnes Barry, Brenda Lusha, Dominic Borg, Henry Pelham Clinton (7th Duke of Newcastle), Constance Porter, Olga Gaunt, Mary Bonar, Edna Hutt, Annie Key.

NOTICES AND NEWS
20 to 31 May – ASMS PARISH OFFICE REFURBISHMENT WORKS
The All Saints Margaret Street Parish Office will be closed for refurbishment works from Monday 20 until Friday 31 May inclusive which may disrupt communications a little. We apologise for any inconvenience occasioned by these essential works. Phone messages will be responded to on 020 7636 1788 and essential emails should be sent to: alanmoses111@gmail.com.
Monday 27 May – WALSINGHAM NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE
The coach leaves All Saints at 7.30 am. Concelebrated Mass at 12 noon followed by Sermon, Procession and Benediction at 2.30 pm. Preacher: Most Rev & Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Please contact Ross Buchanan (Tel: 020 7221 1312) for more information or to book a place.
 
Thursday 30 May, 6.30pm – CORPUS CHRISTI HIGH MASS AND PROCESSION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, All Saints Margaret Street
Preacher: Father Tim Sledge, Vicar of Romsey Abbey
Missa Brevis in G – Mozart. O sacrum convivium – Messiaen 
 
Friday 31 May – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth, All Saints Margaret Street
Low Masses at 8am, 1.10pm and 6.30pm.
 
CAPITAL VISION 2020: PRAYING 24/7 FOR LONDON
The Diocese of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral, in association with 24/7 Prayer and Holy Trinity Brompton, are setting up a week of prayer leading up to the launch of Capital Vision 2020 on 6June. As well as space for prayer in the cathedral during the day, parishes are being encouraged to take part. At All Saints, there will be a Vigil of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 5 June from 7pm until midnight. The vigil will include readings and prayers as well as silence. Please come and join us for as little or as much time as you can spare.
Friday 14 June, 7pm – WELCOMING PARTY FOR NEW JOINERS to the ALL SAINTS ELECTORAL ROLL, downstairs in the Church Bar.
 
Monday 17 June, 7pm – PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL Meeting in the Parish Room.
 
Thursday 27 June, 5.45pm-EVENSONG at All Saints Margaret Street – ‘Capella’ from the Wallace High School, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
‘Let all mortal flesh’ Bairstow – Stanford in C – Greater Love Ireland.
Please come and support this youth group in their choir tour of London, when they will also be singing at Southwark Cathedral. Please note: on this occasion, Confessions will be heard from 5.15 – 5.45pm.
 
Friday 28 June, 7pm – ALL SAINTS VOLUNTEERS PARTY
An opportunity to express our appreciation to all those who give freely of their energy, talent and time to make much of what we do at All Saints possible.
 
Saturday 6 July – Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham – DAY PILGRIMAGE to
St Mary’s Willesden.
Please note this date for your diaries. Further information will be provided in due course.

Sunday 14 July, 7.15pm – ORGAN RECITAL (after Benediction) at All Saints Margaret Street – James Perkins, Organ Scholar.
Retiring collection in aid of the All Saints Choir and Music Trust
(suggested donation of £3.50).