OURPARISHPRIESTFr Basil PostlethwaiteBorn in Warrington, Cheshire.He joined the Benedictine Abbey at Ampleforth and was given the name Basil.Educated in Manchester and Oxford.Ordained December 3rd 1983.Fr Basil’ came to our parish Saturday 21st Dec. 2013.Celebrating the evening Mass at St Joseph’s Ilminster.
SILENCE: Can I remind parishioners that the time before Mass is a time of quiet reflection and that there should not be conversations within any of the three Churches. Please also ensure that mobile phones remain switched off during mass. Fr BasilTHE GOOD NEWS Our Weekly Newsletter4 page PDF document HERE
How to find usClick HERE for the locations of our three churches. All are welcome to come to any of our Masses, and be part of our community. we look forward to your presence among us.
The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
Saturday25th March 5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. (Vigil)Sunday 26th March9.00am. Mass at St Peter’s, Crewkerne.11.00am. Mass at The English Martyrs, Chard.
The English Martyrs, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s
OUR MISSIONWe, the Roman Catholic Parish of The English Martyrs. Three Places of Worship, One Family Parish. Our aim to Worship God, Love each other, Serve the community and Pray for the Power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives In the name of Jesus Christ.
Fourth Sunday of Lent26th March 2017Reading 1 1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13Psalm Ps 22 r. 1Reading 2 Eph 5:8-14Gospel Acc. John 8: 12Gospel John 9:1-41ShorterJohn 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Parish GroupsSVP (Society of St Vincent de Paul)The Catholic Ladies' Guild, The Book Club,Monthly Coffee Morning, Coffee after Sunday Mass, Men’s Group.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK‘Water, Light, and Life’ - Fr BasilDuring the cycle of readings for Lent in Year A the three middle Sundays cover texts from Saint John’s Gospel. We can only make sense of these gospels if we remember that Lent is seen as the final period of preparation for Baptism at the Easter Vigil. During Lent the candidates for Baptism are questioned (scrutinisied) about what they really believe.In these three gospels Jesus is revealed as:‘the water of life,’ ‘the light of the world,’ and ‘the resurrection and the life’. As we listen to these Gospels we are invited to reflect on our own faith and what it means for us in everyday life. Do we really believe what we proclaim about Jesus and does it make a difference to our lives?
Christ heals the Blind ManBy kind permission, Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P.LawrenceOP'sphoto-stream-HERELeft click or touch image to enlarge