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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) Woodlands Junior School is in the south-east corner of England Maundy Thursday 2012 falls on 5 April  What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday - also called Holy Thursday, is the beginning of the three day celebration of Easter - the most important time in the year for Christians. This period ('The Triduum') is one big celebration, remembering the last supper, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus, and the Resurrection to new life.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
The Last Supper
On this day, Christians remember the Last Supper. During the meal Jesus took bread and wine and shared them with his disciples. Christians continue to share bread and wine as part of their worship in church.
The Last Supper was probably a Passover meal – the meal which Jewish people share together to celebrate the time when God delivered Moses and the people from slavery in Egypt.
The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on…

Moon is 97% full

The March 2013 full moon will be out all night on March 26, shining in front of the constellation Virgo the Maiden. However, you’ll see the moon closer to Spica, Virgo’s brightest star, tomorrow night.  For the Northern Hemisphere, this is the first full moon of springtime. We in this hemisphere call it the Pink Moon, to celebrate the return of certain wild flowers. Other names are Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, or Easter Moon. In most years, the Christian celebration of Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the Northern Hemisphere spring. So tonight’s Easter Moon heralds the coming of Easter Sunday on March 31, 2013.


At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.) See your local Sun rise and set times—and how the day length changes! Find last spring frost dates. Vernal Equinox Questions and AnswersQuestion: Why doesn’t the vernal equinox (equal night) on March 20 have the same number of hours for day and night? Answer: Our former astronomer, George Greenstein, had this to say: "There are two reasons. First, light rays from the Sun are bent by the Earth's atmosphere. (This is why the Sun appears squashed when it sets.) They are bent in such a way that we are actually able to see the Sun before it rises and after it sets. The second reason is that daytime begins the moment any part of the Sun is over the horizon, and it is not over until the last part of the Sun has set. If the Sun we…

Spring Equinox

The Vernal Equinox - Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.

St Joseph

Tomorrow is the feast of St.Joseph...

Glorious Saint Joseph,
foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ,
to you I raise my heart and my hands
to implore your powerful intercession.
Please obtain for me
from the kind Heart of Jesus
the help and the graces necessary
for my spiritual and temporal welfare.
I ask particularly for the grace of a happy death
and the special favor I now implore.

(Make your petition here...)

St. Joseph - Pray for us!



May My Fellow Blogger Rest in Peace

"Shadowlands". We recently heard that she had died on 20.09.2012. Please say a prayer and if possible arrange for Masses to be said for the repose of her soul. Thankyou.

God Given Right?

I see all the ‘Catholic Bashers’ are out in force today – must really annoy them that we have such a beautiful Holy Spirit filled Pope.  I am so tired of people who think they have a right to bash the Catholic Faith when they would be first up in arms if we were ‘gay bashing’.  I respect everyone’s religion – Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist, Hindu – so why can’t people respect the Catholic faith?  Why do they think they have the right to post ill-informed and sometimes simply ignorant information?  Yes there have been sexually abused children in the faith and we are rooting them out.  There have also been sexually abused children in the secular society (more here than anywhere!)– most cases the police will tell you are known to the family member – a relative.  Did you stop listening to music or watching TV because Jimmy Saville and others like him abused hundreds of children?  Did you stop having families because you were abused by a family member?  No you try and have good families and tr…


"We have a Pope."  White smoke billows from the Sistine Chapel Chimney.


Boxing Battered and bruised he stood his corner Words pummelled his face, his heart She remained resolved, cruel The wrestling ropes closed around her mind He had fallen at the first round.

When We Were Young

When we were young
When we were young We didn’t need food We lived on love and feasted On fresh air, a smile, a wave of brown curly hair Our energy was fuelled By our emotions The blue in a stranger’s eyes Sharing a sweet on a bus With green shoes Life was for living We absorbed the summer sun And drank the sea in the cool of the evening We made up stories of the people in the flats While the lights were on And your mouth consumed mine But when you are old Life revolves around a cup of tea A drama on TV And a custard cream
Jane Frances

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy
I am all back to front today And my afternoon has become my morning Then evening will have shortened my day If only the alarm clock would wake me earlier The Shipping Forecast and the Bells Sandwiched between Coffee and Toast Somalia is vomiting its citizens out And Syria is blowing away with the sand dunes The Arabs are hiding their true colours under their Keffiyeh The red and the white match my kitchen tablecloth And Radio Four does a drama once more As dishes and ironing come by the score Soon I will be left with the world wide web And reduced to a single SIM card And cocoa and aspirins before I end up in bed But when did the world start to turn on its head And Arabs become red and white instead of England And how did the church at the end of the street Become a place where Muslim groups meet Though to be honest I much prefer to wear a scarf on my head It keeps me warm in the cold And reminds me of my mother Who covered her locks in the 1950s She would have been happy to wear her scarf out And…