Message from St Mochta's Church

    Our Lord Jesus Christ Universal King

    The Church calendar (aka the Liturgical Calendar) teaches us about the duration of the human life that Jesus Christ came to share with us on this earth and is divided into Seasons during which we reflect of the different aspects of Christ’s life and celebrate them in our liturgy. It is different from the calendar we use to mark the Seasons of the year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn), which provides us with days dates and time which we use as our personal diary and it tabulates the years. We count the years in numbers before Christ which we refer to as BC and then in numbers after his death and resurrection which we refer to as AD. Hence, we are embarking on the 2021st year AD on the first of January next. The Church calendar year begins on the 29th of November 2020 which is next weekend. We begin with the season of Advent, which is the time in which we reflect of the first coming of Jesus among us and on his second coming at the end of the world as we know it. The liturgical calendar year ends with a celebration of the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, which is this weekend in the current year 2020. We are currently living at ‘level 5’ of the government plan to cope with the covid-19 virus, which is proving to be more difficult for some than when we were restricted by it some months ago...............please see the newsletter for the rest of Fr. Paul's message