Friday 2 January 2009

January Diary

January is possibly the quietest month of the year - at least as far as the diary is concerned! Behind the scenes there is a fair amount of work to be done to prepare for events later in the year. Public events for this month are as follows: on Sunday 4th the feast of the Epiphany is kept; it will also be marked on Tuesday 6th, particularly with events involving the Cathedral School, who avoided Christmas parties before the break and are now keen to celebrate the Lord's coming. On Monday 5th we welcome the seminarians of the Diocese, coming for their annual visit. You would be most welcome to join them for Mass at 12:15pm, Exposition and Rosary at 4pm and sung Vespers and Benediction at 4:40pm. The annual Epiphany Party, which takes place especially for some of our parishioners who are unable to get out of home without help, takes place on 10th. On Sunday 11th - the last day to view the crib - the feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated. The parish launch of the 150th celebrations takes place with a social evening on Saturday 17th, with a mini-quiz of the Cathedral and a chance to find out more about what's planned. January may be a quiet month, but in this respect it is likely to the the odd one out in 2009!