The Feast of The Assumption of Mary

On the 15th of August, we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This holy day of obligation will be celebrated with Mass in Totnes at 10am and in Kingsbridge at 6pm.

Because of Mary’s participation in the Incarnation of Christ, she is honoured as a unique member of the Church. Just as Solomon brought the Ark of the Covenant into the Temple, Mary, as the Ark of the New Covenant, was brought up into heaven. The Ark that John saw in Revelation 11:19, just before his vision turned to the ‘woman clothed in the sun’, is the full realisation of the Ark that God asked Moses to build to house His presence on earth. This older Ark contained the tablets of the law, as well as the miraculous bread that fed God’s people in the desert, and Aaron’s rod that proved God’s power and authority. The Ark of the New Covenant “is the daughter of Zion in person, the Ark of the Covenant, the place where the glory of the Lord dwells.”

Join us to celebrate she through whom God dwelled in man.

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: June 29th

Thursday the 29th of June is the Feast of Saints Peter & Paul, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church (in England & Wales).

Mass will be held at 10am in Totnes, and 6pm at the Sacred Heart in Kingsbridge. There will be no Mass for this feast in Salcombe. Those who are able to attend should celebrate Holy Mass at one of these services.

Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. And so we celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles’ blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labours, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.
St. Augustine of Hippo, 395 AD

Ascension Day Masses

Masses for Ascension day this Thursday (18th May) will be 10am in Totnes and 6pm in Kingsbridge.

Easter Services and Events

The majority of the services will be in Totnes this Easter (next year Kingsbridge). Below is a summary of the services, but please see the newsletter for more details.

Wishing you a happy and holy Easter Week!

6th AprilMaunday Thursday7pmTotnesMass of the Last Supper
7th AprilGood Friday11amKingsbridge
(Dodbrooke Church)
Walk of Witness
7th AprilGood Friday3pmTotnesCelebration of the Passion
8th AprilHoly Saturday10amTotnesAdoration & Blessing of Easter food
8th AprilHoly Saturday1pmKingsbridgeAdoration & Blessing of Easter food
8th AprilHoly Saturday8pmTotnesEaster Vigil Mass
9th AprilEaster Sunday9:30amTotnesEaster Sunday Mass
9th AprilEaster Sunday11:30amKingsbridgeEaster Sunday Mass
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