News for 3rd March

News for 3rd March

Lenten Sacrifice

Lenten Sacrifice is when we decide to give up something we love eating or doing. When we give up those things, we can save a few coins that we then give to the less privileged. In the community, many people find it challenging to get standard well-being kinds of stuff like clothing to keep themselves warm and even food to eat. We are encouraged to give alms and support the less privileged during Lent. Our Lenten sacrifices will help us save some coins, and we must give these out to support others. What is little for you is many for someone; nothing to you is something to a brother or sister, and what is old is new for the other.

God first demonstrated giving by giving unto us His only begotten Son so that we will receive salvation. We must support others not only when we feel comfortable but whenever the opportunity arises because through giving, we receive the blessings of God. 

Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Every child of God must be able to give freely to support others because giving is a virtue.

It is the will of God that we give, and whenever we give, we become more prosperous. “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” (Proverbs 11:25). During this lent, let us make our Lenten Sacrifices a blessing to others because whenever we bless others, we bless ourselves.

Fr. Josiah

Other News

The funeral services of the late Wayne Campbell is on Tuesday 12th March at 11:00 am and that of the late Simone Gomez is on Wednesday 13th March at 1:30 pm, here in St. Anselm.

There is Sunday School after Mass

Fr. Matthew and Family are extending an invitation to us for his Leaving Party, drop by and say farewell to Fr. Matthew, Catherine and Edmund this Friday 8th March at Hayes Working Men’s Club. Time is 7pm.

Please take note that the new parish whattsapp number has changed to  07452709238 (It’s whattapp only, no texts) 

The Torfaen Male Voice Choir, The Internationally acclaimed Welsh Male Voice Choir Present an Evening of Amazing Male Voice Music on this Saturday 9th March at 7pm here in St. Anselm. Early Bird Ticket is £3 Standard Ticket is £4 and On The Door Ticket is £5. Tickets and more information at

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