Announcements Sunday Feb. 25, 2018

Father Rory Mulligan will be holding a Lenten retreat at Marias Minde from 8th to 11th March. The subject is “Mary, a model for us disciples”.  Enrollment by 1st March online at or at the parish office. More information on the notice board at the back of the church.

In connection with this Lenten retreat, & at the suggestion of Pope Francis in his Lenten message, there will be a 24 hour prayer vigil at Marias Minde on 9th & 10th March. It begins with mass at 9 am on 9th March followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & prayers. It will also be possible to go to confession. The church at Marias Minde will be open all day & accessible at night. A detailed program will be available later.

The Foster Care Service of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, in collaboration with St Paul parish, is holding an information meeting for adults who might be interested to hear more about being a foster home, family home or an emergency home. The meeting will be in the staff room of St. Paul primary school on Thursday 15th March from 6.30  to 8.30 pm. There is no obligation for attending the meeting. Enrollment to the parish office or by the electronic link on the parish website.

This fall the St. Johannes Catholic Bible School is opening at Marias Minde in Sandviken. The school offers studies in Catholic faith and practice, and the opportunity for a basic education in children’s and youth catechesis, or parish finance and administration. For more information contact project leader Peder Solberg.

Collection boxes for Caritas Lent funding drive have been placed in the back of the church.