Lent and Easter 2019
Good Friday

Lenten Devotions and Activities at St Michael's


Holy Hour. Mondays until 8th April, 7 - 8pm. An opportunity for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament with the occassional reflection. The hour will conclude with Night Prayer of the Church and Benediction. Come for just a few minutes or the full hour.

Lent Talks. Talk and a cup of tea each Wednesday evening in the church:
7.00pm 13th March: Newman the Anglican by Fr Michael
7.00pm 20th March: Newman the Catholic by Fr Michael
7.00pm 27th march: What it's like to work in the Vatican by Fr Michael

Lenten Walk With Me Booklets are available at the back of the church.

Passover Supper, Wednesday 3rd April, 7pm. Tickets (£6 to cover costs)  available from the back of the church or contact parish office.

Easter Flower Arranging Workshop, Saturday 13th April, 9.30am - noon. Contact parish office to book a place.

The BIg church Clean, Saturday 13th April, 10am. Come and help prepare the church for our Easter liturgies.

Service of Reconciliation, Monday 15th April, 7.00pm. This will include the opportunity for the Sacrement of Confession with a visiting priest.


    Parish Lenten Project

Our Parish Lenten Project is to support Churches in Reading Drop in Centre (CIRDIC). CIRDIC is based in the centre of Reading and is recognised as a safe and welcoming drop in centre to many homeless people who are disadvantaged and living in the local community.  Browse the CIRDIC website at www.cirdic.org.uk to find out more about their activites.

We already have a long-standing association with CIRDIC through the donation of food and clothes. However this Lent we wish to raise money to help them update their computer facilities for the office and their clients.


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
John Bunyan


Lent Talks at St Anne's Caversham and Sacred Heart Henley

Our neighbouring parishes will be hosting a series of Lent talks:

7.30pm Monday evenings from 11th March at St Annes, Caversham - The Creed: our profession of Christian faith.

7.30pm Thursday evenings from 2st March at Sacred Heart, Henley - The Eucharist

See parish websites for details.

The Last Supper

Holy Week (14th - 21st April)


Palm Sunday Masses with Blessing of the Palms: 5.30pm (Saturday Vigil Mass), 9am and 10.30am.

Monday 9.30am Mass. 7pm Service of Reconcilliation.

Tuesday noon Mass.

Wednesday 9.30am Mass.

Holy Thursday 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper with Washing of Feet. Followed by Watching until 10pm

Good Friday:

10am: Walk of Witness from Christ the King, Sedgewell Road, Sonning Common.

Noon: Stations of the Cross for children.

3pm: The Passion of the Lord

7pm: Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 8pm: Easter Vigil with the Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Renewal of Baptismal Promises and First Mass of Easter.

Easter Sunday 9am and 10.30am: Easter Day Masses

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