Born For This – A Lenten Reflection

St Alban’s, St Hugh’s and The Church on Oakwood are putting on ‘Born For This’, a Lentern reflection delivered through Music, Poetry and Drama.

This is a powerful presentation of the Stations of the Cross open to all ages. We will prepare on Wednesday evenings during Lent and the performance will be on Friday 12th April – as our final Stations of the Cross.

Please click here: https://goo.gl/forms/z3zCtLNoIEUVVhgi1

Sign up and state your preference for rehearsal timings.

Alternatively fill in the sign up sheet that will be at the back of Church.

We are very excited by this project and look forward to seeing many of you there.

Any questions please see Jo or Geoff Rowlands.

Easter and Holy Week 2018

Maundy Thursday – 29th March

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet (Sacred Triduum Part 1)
    • 7.30 pm – St Hugh’s Church

Good Friday – 30th March

  • Ecumenical Act of  Witness
    • 10am Outside the Co-op at Borrowash
  •  Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Sacred Triduum Part 2)
    • 3pm St Alban’s Church
    • 3pm St Hugh’s Church
  • Stations of the Cross:
    • 7pm Ecumenical Service at The Church on Oakwood

Holy Saturday – 31st March

  • Swieconka – Blessing of Easter Food:
    • 10am St Alban’s Church.  The blessing of meat, eggs and bread at the end of Lent is a Catholic tradition particularly popular amongst Polish people. It’s called Swieconka (which is pronounced as: Sh-vee-en-soon-kah).  Our Priest will bless the baskets of food, prepared and brought to church by families. The idea is that the baskets of food will be taken back home to be shared amongst family and friends on Easter Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along for this simple informal service.
  • Easter Vigil: with blessing of the fire and lighting of the Easter candle (Sacred Triduum Part 3):
    • 7.30pm – St Alban’s Church

Easter Sunday – 1st April

  • Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
    • 9.00am – St Hugh’s Church
    • 10.30am – St Alban’s Church

Holy Week and Easter 2016

Palm Sunday

Blessing of Palms and reading of the Passion of our Lord.  Bring branches from your garden if you would like them blessing too.

  • Saturday 19th March: 6.30pm – St Alban’s Church
  • Sunday 20th March:
    • 9.00am – St Hugh’s Church
    • 10.30am – St Alban’s Church
    • 5.00pm – The Church on Oakwood

Monday 21st March

  • Mass: 7 pm – St Alban’s Church

Tuesday 22nd March

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Mass: 9.30 am – St Hugh’s Church

Wednesday 23rd March

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Chrism Mass: 11.30 am – St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.  During this Mass the priests will renew their promises made at their ordinations. The oil of catechumens, oil of the sick and Sacred Chrism are blessed for distribution where they will be used in the parishes of the Diocese.

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday – 24th March

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet
    • 7.30 pm – St Alban’s Church
    • 7.30 pm – St Hugh’s Church
    • Both followed by ‘watching’ before the Blessed Sacrament until 10 pm

Good Friday – 25th March

  • Ecumenical Walk of Witness
    • 10 am starting from St Philip’s Church, Taddington Road.
  •  Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
    • 3pm St Alban’s Church
    • 3pm St Hugh’s Church
  • Stations of the Cross:
    • 7pm Ecumenical Service at The Church on Oakwood

Holy Saturday – 26th March

  • Swieconka – Blessing of Easter Food:
    • 10am St Alban’s Church.  The blessing of meat, eggs and bread at the end of Lent is a Catholic tradition particularly popular amongst Polish people. It’s called Swieconka (which is pronounced as: Sh-vee-en-soon-kah).  Our Priest will bless the baskets of food, prepared and brought to church by families. The idea is that the baskets of food will be taken back home to be shared amongst family and friends on Easter Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along for this simple informal service.
  • Easter Vigil: with blessing of the fire and lighting of the Easter candle:
    • 8pm – St Alban’s Church
    • 7.30pm – St Hugh’s Church

Easter Sunday – 27th March

  • Mass: with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises and blessing with the Easter Water:
    • 8.30am – The Church on Oakwood
    • 9.00am – St Hugh’s Church
    • 10.30am – St Alban’s Church

Holy Week and Easter

Monday 30th March

  • Mass: 7 pm – St Alban’s Church

Tuesday 31st March

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Penitential Service: 7pm – St Alban’s Church. Several Priests are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Wednesday 1st April

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Chrism Mass: 11.30 am – St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.  During this Mass the priests will renew their promises made at their ordinations. The oil of catechumens, oil of the sick and Sacred Chrism are blessed for distribution where they will be used in the parishes of the Diocese.

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday – 2nd April

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet: 7.30 pm – St Hugh’s Church
  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet: 7.30 pm – St Alban’s Church
  • Both followed by ‘watching’ before the Blessed Sacrament until 10 pm

Good Friday – 3rd April

  • Day of Fasting and Abstinence
  • Ecumenical witness: 12pm at Co-op car park
  • Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3pm St Hugh’s Church
  • Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3pm St Alban’s Church
  • Stations of the Cross: 7 pm Ecumenical Service at The Church on Oakwood

Holy Saturday – 4th April

  • Swieconka – Blessing of Easter Food: 10.30am St Alban’s Church.  The blessing of meat, eggs and bread at the end of Lent is a Catholic tradition particularly popular amongst Polish people. It’s called Swieconka (which is pronounced as: Sh-vee-en-soon-kah).  Fr Paul will bless the baskets of food, prepared and brought to church by families. The idea is that the baskets of food will be taken back home to be shared amongst family and friends on Easter Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along for this simple informal service.
  • Easter Vigil: with blessing of the fire and lighting of the Easter candle: 7.30pm – St Hugh’s Church
  • Easter Vigil: with blessing of the fire and lighting of the Easter candle: 8pm – St Alban’s Church

Easter Sunday – 5th April

  • Mass: with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises and blessing with the Easter Water: 8.30am – The Church on Oakwood
  • Mass: with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises and blessing with the Easter Water: 9.30am – St Hugh’s Church
  • Mass: with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises and blessing with the Easter Water: 10.00am – St Alban’s Church

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday

(At all Masses this weekend there will be the blessing of palms)

Saturday 12th April

  • 6.30 pm St Alban’s Church

Sunday 13th April

  • 9.30 am St Hugh’s
  • 10.00 am St Alban’s
  • 5.00 pm The Church on Oakwood

Monday 14th April

  • Mass: 7 pm – St Alban’s Church

Tuesday 15th April

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Mass: 10.00 am – St Hugh’s Church

Wednesday 16th April

  • Chrism Mass: 11.30 am – St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.  During this Mass the priests will renew their promises made at their ordinations. The oil of catechumens, oil of the sick and Sacred Chrism are blessed for distribution where they will be used in the parishes of the Diocese.
  • Mass: 7.00pm – The Church on Oakwood

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday – 17th April

Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet:

  • 7.30 pm – St Alban’s Church
  • 7.30 pm – St Hugh’s Church
  • Both followed by ‘watching’ before the Blessed Sacrament until 10 pm

Good Friday – 18th April

  • Ecumenical Walk of Witness – 10 am starting from St Philip’s Church, Taddington Road
  • 3 pm – Solemn Liturgy: St Alban’s Church
  • 3 pm – Solemn Liturgy: St Hugh’s Church
  • 7 pm – Stations of the Cross (Ecumenical Service):  – The Church on Oakwood

Holy Saturday – 19th April

Easter Vigil: with blessing of the fire and lighting of the Easter candle:

  • 8pm – St Alban’s Church
  • 7.30pm – St Hugh’s Church

Easter Sunday – 20th April

Mass: with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises and blessing with the Easter Water:

  • 8.30am – The Church on Oakwood
  • 9.30am – St Hugh’s Church
  • 10.00am – St Alban’s Church