Greetings to you in the Easter Octave.
The celebration of the paschal mystery has placed very severe restrictions on us this year. But the determination to observe the sacred rites of our faith has shone through.
For lay and ordained alike, this has been an observance marked by prayer, as we have sought new ways to connect with mystery of faith.
Jesus is present to us in the experience of Spiritual Communion, defying the limits of time and space, as when he joined the disciples behind locked doors in the Upper Room. So, too, he has come into our homes, to bring us the gift of his peace.
As we bring this never to be forgotten Holy Week and Easter Octave to a close, I invite you to join with me in a time of adoration and prayer, broadcast from the Bishop's Chapel in Chichester, on Sunday afternoon, 19th April, at 5.30 pm.
There will be an opportunity to reflect on the scriptures, and to adore the Lord in Exposition and Benediction. We shall use the Rosary in the devotions during this service. For those who wish to join in singing the hymns, the words are attached to this email.
The devotion can be accessed from the Society diocesan website, http://sswshchichester.weebly.com/, and on the Society’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheSocietyChichester. I hope you will join me.
So let us rejoice. Death is conquered, love is victorious.
Christus Vincit. Alleluia!