Announcements Sunday Jan. 15, 2017

Katolsk Forum’s next meeting will be this Tuesday 17th January. Gunnar Solheimsnes, leader of Caritas Bergen, will give a talk, in Norwegian, entitled “The needs under our noses”. He will tell about Caritas Bergen’s charitable work in Bergen.

Next Sunday 22nd January is the Feast of St. Paul’s Conversion. After high mass there will be a parish party in the school gym hall with entertainment, a raffle & food from around the world.

In connection with ecumenical prayer week there will be an ecumenical service at Marias Minde on 26th January at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Candlemass, the Feast of Christ’s presentation in the Temple, will be celebrated during mass at 7 pm on 2nd February. It is ordination day in our diocese  when we pray especially for religious ordinations. Mass starts with blessing of the candles to be used in the church during to coming year & a procession of light.

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 take part in the whole, or parts of, the retreat.

It is still possible to book a place on the pilgrimage to Avila & Fatima from 13th to 19th October 2017.