The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord
Saturday 25th March 2017
Acies Service – 2.30pm – St. Joseph’s Church
On or about 25th March ‘each year’ The Legion of Mary throughout the World invite all its praying and active members to participate in a service of re-dedication to Our Blessed Lady, known as the Acies. The Priest leads us in Devotions, Rosary and Benediction, providing also a short homily, after which, all are invited to commit more fully to that call. This year, as the Feast falls on the day itself, we would like to extend the invitation to the whole Parish. This gives us all the opportunity to respond in a positive and meaningful way to ‘Christ’s Supreme Act of Redemption’ for mankind during this Lenten Season. Mary, we know, ‘filled with the ‘Holy Spirit’ and ‘full of joy’ was the first to respond with her own resounding ‘YES’.
Pope Francis in his Encyclical on ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ says ‘ I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”
After the Service refreshments will be available in the Parish Rooms. Please Come! If you can car-share or bring someone along, do give your name to the Parish Office – Tel: 720196.