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Sunday Mass Live Stream Update

Information on how to join the Live Stream this Sunday is now available at stjuliansparishchurch.co.uk/live – please take time to prepare and download/print the included Order of Service.

From the Home Page you can also click and follow the large Sunday Mass Live Stream banner which looks like this:

Keep an eye on our Facebook page tomorrow for info of test streams (they will run on separate addresses that will be posted directly to Facebook and removed once done to avoid confusion).

Mothering Sunday – some background

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Mothering Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it is often called ‘Mothers’ Day’,  it has no connection with the American festival of that name.

Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants, were given a day off to visit their mother and family. Today it is a day when children and adults give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers and Christians celebrate the nurturing role of the Church as our ‘Mother’, the loving Motherhood of the Virgin Mary as Mother of Jesus and Mother of all Christian believers and the unique roles of both biological and other ‘mother-figures’ in our lives as human beings today.     

 

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