All Saints Parish Newsletter
"Procession" is a word also used by theologians to speak of the relationships within the Trinity and in the relationship between God and the world.
The city council and police call our outdoor processions "demonstrations." The dictionary definition is: "an exhibition of public opinion on a political or other question, usually taking the form of a mass meeting or procession." The dictionary also speaks of "the action of pointing out, indicating, or making known, a sign."
Our procession is a making known of the ultimate truth of human life and all creation as having its source and ending in the triune God. It takes the Blessed Sacrament out into the streets as Christ came into the world, and then returns to church as Christ ascended to heaven; not abandoning his creation but taking it into the union with God for which it was made.
In the last few days, a street in our city has been stained with the blood of a young soldier, a husband and father, supposedly in the name of God.
Some years ago, one of the police officers shepherding our Corpus Christi procession through the traffic of Oxford Street was a Muslim woman wearing a hijab as part of her uniform.
If you can, come and join us. If you can’t be with us in flesh, please join us in prayer.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Alan Moses
20 to 31 May – ASMS PARISH OFFICE REFURBISHMENT WORKS
The All Saints Margaret Street Parish Office will be closed for refurbishment works from Monday 20 until Friday 31 May inclusive which may disrupt communications a little. We apologise for any inconvenience occasioned by these essential works. Phone messages will be responded to on 020 7636 1788 and essential emails should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The coach leaves All Saints at 7.30 am. Concelebrated Mass at 12 noon followed by Sermon, Procession and Benediction at 2.30 pm. Preacher: Most Rev & Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Please contact Ross Buchanan (Tel: 020 7221 1312) for more information or to book a place.
Missa Brevis in G – Mozart. O sacrum convivium – Messiaen
The Diocese of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral, in association with 24/7 Prayer and Holy Trinity Brompton, are setting up a week of prayer leading up to the launch of Capital Vision 2020 on 6June. As well as space for prayer in the cathedral during the day, parishes are being encouraged to take part. At All Saints, there will be a Vigil of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday 5 June from 7pm until midnight. The vigil will include readings and prayers as well as silence. Please come and join us for as little or as much time as you can spare.
‘Let all mortal flesh’ Bairstow – Stanford in C – Greater Love Ireland.
St Mary’s Willesden.
Please note this date for your diaries. Further information will be provided in due course.
Retiring collection in aid of the All Saints Choir and Music Trust
(suggested donation of £3.50).