Candlemass, the Feast of Christ’s presentation in the Temple, will be celebrated during mass at 7pm on 2nd February. It is ordination day in our diocese when we pray especially for religious vocations. Mass starts with blessing of the candles to be used in the church during to coming year & a procession of light.
This year is the 100th year anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. In keeping with the wishes of the Mother of God there will be prayers & the rosary for peace in the world on the 1st Saturday of the month. The devotions start on 4th February from 5pm to 6pm.
On Friday there will be the usual organ concert at 5pm.
The new marriage instruction course begins on Monday 6th March at 6.30 pm in the staff room of St Paul school & will go over the next 5 Mondays. Anyone wanting to get married in the Catholic church must complete one of these courses. The next course will be in October/November 2017. See the information on the notice board or the parish website.
Lent starts on 1st March. There will be a parish Lenten retreat from 10th to 12th March led by Father Pål Bratbak, parish priest of St Olav’s cathedral. Everyone is welcome to taken part in the whole, or parts of, the retreat