These photos show the St Mary’s knitting group in action at our regular meeting.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REGISTRATION: If your child is in Year 3 or above and wishes to participate, please fill in the application form at the back of the church or contact Mr Douglas Egbuonu at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr Nico at parish@stmary-on-the- quay.com.
5.15 p.m Music Ministry: This group which leads the singing at the 5.15 Mass on Sundays has lost most of its membership and is, therefore, in urgent need of singers. They sing on the second and fourth (and occasional fifth) Sundays of the month, practising from 4 p.m. on the day. If you would like to help, please contact Helen - email@example.com - or Fr. Nico - firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a member of the group.
SMQ Youth Prayer Group: The prayer meeting will resume again on Sunday, 1st March, at 4.00pm in the middle Hall. If you are 10 to 16 years old, you are welcome to join us.
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Lent is the Spring-time of our souls: the word Lent comes from Anglo Saxon times and means Spring. In Latin, Lent is Quadragesima which means forty days. It is a period of preparation for the great feast of the Church, Easter. Forty is a biblical number for a time of special intimacy with God and revelatory experience:
"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." - Catechism of the Catholic Church (1213).
Congratulations and welcome to Olivia M. Butcher who was baptised here at SMQ on Saturday 7th February 2015.