There will be a Family and Youth Day at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Blackfen, on Saturday 21st March.
In the morning, we have our usual programme: Low Mass, (usus antiquior) at 10.30am, followed by Confession, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at midday.
After Benediction, there will be an address by Margaret Mizen, mother of Jimmy Mizen who was killed in May 2008. Barry and Margaret, Jimmy's parents, showed a tremendous example of faith and peace-filled courage when speaking to the media after the tragic death of their son and it is a great privilege to have Margaret come to speak to us.
(See this video on Hopeinfo.co.uk - "At the funeral I urged all the young people 'Be proud of your faith'"; "The only thing that's going to come out of this is a peaceful response.")
A light lunch will be provided in the Hall and in the afternoon, there will be various talks and activities for children and young people as well as a talk on parenting by Greg Clovis. We will finish with prayers at 3.30pm followed by tea, juice and biscuits.
Our usual Saturday schedule continues with confessions at 5pm and a Mass in English at 6pm.