February 3rd is the Festival of Candlemass. Today we encourage all the Churches of the group to join with us at Kirton at 11:00am for a special Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
The name “Candlemass” comes from the solemn blessing of candles for use in church and in homes during the year. We will unite our prayers and hearts with our forebears as we walk in procession around the Church on this feast, a tradition that stretches bacl to the time of Pope St Gelasius I (d 496). St Bernard of Clairvaux also said that in processing we imitate Mary and Joseph, Anna and Simeon, walking two by two with candles lighted from the blessed fire of the Church.
Please pray for Vimbai, Natalie, Sebastian and Damien who make their first Holy Communion today. A party will follow Mass, all are welcome.
John Alexander Manzi RIP It is with real sadness that we report that John died on January 22nd in Reading, Berkshire. There will be a Requiem Mass sung in SS Peter & Paul, Kirton on February 8th at 2:00pm followed by Cremation at Boston Crematorium.
Group Parish APM’s 2019
March 28th APM at Fosdyke Church 7:00pm
April 7th APM at Kirton Church after Eucharist 12-15pm
April 9th Algarkirk APM ain the Village Hall at 2:00pm
Renewal of Electoral Roll – please see forms at the back of Church for you to enrol on the new Electoral Roll for the parish of Kirton. New electoral roll forms available for completion from Sunday 17th February - Sunday 17th March
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BAND CONCERT March 16th at 7:30pm in Kirton Church. The Kirton Brass Band along with the Boston Salvation Army Band present an amazing concert in Church. Tickets on sale now at £8.
LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER. Full information is now available on our web site and in the Churches of our Lent programme and Holy Week services. Please check this out and book the dates in your diary. Please sign the lists if you wish to be involved in the “God at the Movies” course on Wednesday evenings in Lent and if you are interested in the Book study group, time to be arranged.
Please pray for The Reverend Sudharshan Sarvananthan who will be installed as the new Rector of Wyberton and Vicar of Frampton on 12th February 2019 in St Leodegar’s Church, Wyberton.