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BENVENUTO A
NOSTRA SIGNORA STELLA DEL MARE   CHIESA CATTOLICA, LOWESTOFT

NOTIZIE ED EVENTI

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TRASMISSIONE IN DIRETTA

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A parrocchiani che sono su Facebook può unirsi al nostro gruppo comunità parrocchiale: www.facebook.com/groups/ourladylowestoft

In alternativa, le registrazioni delle messe in live streaming sono disponibili di seguito per un periodo di tempo limitato poco dopo la loro trasmissione.

MASS TIMES

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CHIAVE:

OLSS = Nostra Signora Stella del Mare;

SN = Chiesa di San Nicola

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Our Lady Star of the Sea è la chiesa cattolica romana più orientale in Inghilterra, situata nella città di Lowestoft, Suffolk, nella diocesi di East Anglia. Tutti sono i benvenuti durante le nostre messe regolari e durante gli orari di apertura della chiesa per una tranquilla preghiera e riflessione.

La nostra missione è servire coloro che condividono la fede cattolica e raggiungere gli altri in modi che incoraggino e sviluppino il loro interesse e la loro comprensione del cristianesimo. Abbiamo la fortuna di avere una fiorente congregazione settimanale di circa 400 parrocchiani composti da diverse nazionalità tra cui inglese, irlandese, polacco, portoghese, spagnolo, cingalese e indiano.

Masse

La messa a Nostra Signora viene celebrata tutti i giorni durante la settimana e due volte nei fine settimana (attualmente online solo al momento_. Per ulteriori dettagli, vedere la pagina Orari della messa. La messa viene anche celebrata ogni domenica e una volta durante la settimana presso la Cappella di San Nicola di Ease a Pakefield (nessuna messa al momento) Le messe domenicali sono normalmente cantate, guidate dall'organo o dal gruppo strumentale (vedere la pagina Musica per maggiori informazioni sul ministero della musica della chiesa).

Gruppi

Ci sono diversi gruppi attivi all'interno della chiesa: Knights of St Columba, Catholic Womens 'League , Childrens' Liturgy Group, Stella Maris Toddlers 'Group, Adult Explorers and Prayer Group. I membri della chiesa assistono anche alla raccolta e alla consegna di oggetti per il Foodbank locale.

Storia

La vita cattolica moderna iniziò a Lowestoft nel 1867 con una missione dei gesuiti, la parrocchia fu fondata nel 1881. Le messe furono inizialmente celebrate in un loft con reti da pesca, ma grazie alla raccolta di fondi e alle donazioni fu possibile nel 1899 iniziare a costruire la chiesa che abbiamo oggi. Le porte di Nostra Signora furono aperte al pubblico nel giugno 1902.

Quella di Nostra Signora è considerata da molti la più bella chiesa cattolica del Suffolk e contiene alcuni dei migliori esempi di uno stile di decorazione sobrio "arti e mestieri". È un edificio classificato di grado 2 ma sfortunatamente ha subito alcuni danni da bombe durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale.

Dettagli del contatto

Chiesa cattolica di Nostra Signora Stella del Mare

19 Gordon Road

Lowestoft

Suffolk NR32 1NL

Tel: 01502 572453 (segreteria telefonica);

Don Paul 07414 735102 (solo testo)

In alternativa, si prega di compilare il modulo di contatto

Clergy of Our Lady's Catholic Church, Lowestoft
Sopra: Clero della parrocchia (da sinistra a destra): Rev Stephen Pomeroy (Diacono), Rev Paul Chanh (Parroco), Padre Neville McClement

Scuole

La scuola elementare RC di St Mary a Kirkley Cliff è stata fondata nel 1967 e ha sempre mantenuto forti legami con la chiesa. I bambini della parrocchia possono partecipare qui con la possibilità di richiedere l'ammissione alla Notre Dame High School di Norwich all'età di 11 anni.

San Nicola

La chiesa di San Nicola, che fa anche parte della parrocchia, è stata originariamente costruita come chiesa congregazionale e acquistata negli anni '90 per sostituire un'ex sala da biliardo che era stata utilizzata come cappella di Ease dal 1955. Questo edificio è anche nell'arte e lo stile artigianale, opera degli stessi architetti di Nostra Signora: Baines e Richards.

Our Lady's Sunday Mass, Lowestoft
Sopra: Messa domenicale alla Madonna

STAZIONI DELLA CROCE

First Station: Jesus is condemned to death.
First Station: Jesus is condemned to death.

Jesus stands in the most human of places. He has already experienced profound solidarity with so many on this earth, by being beaten and tortured. Pilate washes his hands of the whole affair. Jesus' hands are tied behind his back. Now he is wrongfully condemned to punishment by death. His commitment to entering our lives completely begins its final steps. He has said "yes" to God and placed his life in God's hands. We follow him in this final surrender.

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Second Station: Jesus carries the Cross.
Second Station: Jesus carries the Cross.

Jesus is made to carry the cross on which he will die. It represents the weight of all our crosses. What he must have felt as he first took it upon his shoulders! With each step he enters more deeply into our human experience. He walks in the path of human misery and suffering, and experiences its crushing weight. Let us remember the times when he had to carry our cross in the form of sin, sickness, pain, worry, despair, loneliness, guilt, loss of loved ones, financial problems and so on.

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Third Station: Jesus falls the first time.
Third Station: Jesus falls the first time.

The weight is unbearable. Jesus falls under it. How could he enter our lives completely without surrendering to the crushing weight of the life of so many on this earth! He lays on the ground and knows the experience of weakness beneath unfair burdens. He feels the powerlessness of wondering if he will ever be able to continue. He is pulled up and made to continue. Let us remember the first time when we gave into temptation and sinned. We fell into sin and moved away from God.

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Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother.
Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother.

Jesus' path takes him to a powerful source of his strength to continue. All his life, his mother had taught him the meaning of the words, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord". Now they look into each other's eyes. How pierced-through her heart must be! She knows the sorrow in every mother's heart, who has lost a child to tragedy or violence. Mother Mary can intercede for us and obtain all graces we need in our lives. Let Mother Mary be our comfort and strength during this earthly journey.

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Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross.
Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross.

There can be little doubt that Simon must have been less than pleased to that he was forced to help carry the cross. When we were burdened with our cross, when the cross was too heavy for us to carry, Jesus would have sent someone into our lives to help us carry the cross. It may have been your spouse, your parents, your children, your friends or even a stranger. Jesus would never abandon us. Let us thank Jesus for all those people who gave us hope.

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Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

Jesus' journey is at times brutal. He has entered into the terrible experiences of rejection and injustice. He has been whipped and beaten. His face shows the signs of his solidarity with all who have ever suffered injustice and vile, abusive treatment. He encounters a compassionate, loving disciple who wipes the vulgar spit and mocking blood from his face. She saw him as a brother in need. Let us remember our family members and friends who were there to comfort us during the most painful times.

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Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time.
Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time.

Even with help, Jesus stumbles and falls to the ground. In deep exhaustion he stares at the earth beneath him. "Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return". He has seen death before. Now he can feel the profound weakness of disability and disease and aging itself, there on his knees, under the weight of his cross. Let us surrender our hearts to the Lord and be truly repentant and sorry. Let us strive not to keep committing the same sins over and over.

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Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.

The women of Jerusalem, and their children, come out to comfort and thank him. They had seen his compassion and welcomed his words of healing and freedom. He had broken all kinds of social and religious conventions to connect with them. Now they are here to support him. Let us be compassionate and merciful to the people around us. Let us open our eyes to the people suffering in this world.

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Ninth Station: Jesus falls the third time.
Ninth Station: Jesus falls the third time.

This last fall is devastating. Jesus can barely proceed to the end. Summoning all this remaining strength supported by his inner trust n God, Jesus collapses under the weight of the cross. His executioners look at him as a broken man, pathetic yet paying a price he deserves. They help him up so he can make it up the hill of crucifixion. Lord Jesus you persevered to the end. Help us to persevere in our efforts to conquer human weaknesses with your grace.

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Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of his clothes.
Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of his clothes.

Part of the indignity is to be crucified naked. Jesus is completely stripped of any pride. The wounds on his back are torn open again. He experiences the ultimate vulnerability of the defenceless. No shield or security protects him. As they stare at him, his eyes turn to heaven. Surrender all those moments in your life which you wish had never ever happened and want to forget forever.

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Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the Cross.
Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the Cross.

Huge nails are hammered through his hands and feet to fix him on the cross. He is bleeding much more seriously now. As the cross is lifted up, the weight of his life hangs on those nails. Every time he struggles to pull himself up to breathe, his ability to cling to life slips away. Let all our sins be nailed to the cross so that we can live a new life in Jesus.

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Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the Cross.
Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the Cross.

Between two criminals, a mocking title above his head, with only Mary and John and Mary Magdalene to support him, Jesus surrenders his last breath: "Into your hands I commend my spirit". I stand there, at the foot of the cross, side by side with all of humanity, and behold our salvation. I carefully watch and listen to all that is said.

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