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Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
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» Fr Alban has returned from a week away staying with his father, who will face surgery in a few weeks.

» The Sunday before he left he was able to lead the Wokingham Catenians in a day of recollection here at the monastery. There were over 30 of them who attended. Fr Alban can be seen below with the Catenian Provincial President Br Gerry, Circle President Br Rory, and Br Mike.

» Last Thursday pupils from Thorngrove preparatory school visited the monastery spending a day on mixed arts, with talks from Fr Oliver, and attending our midday prayer.

» Today Fr Peter and Benjamin will be attending the Chrism Mass at Portsmouth Cathedral. Otherwise today will be the community's Holy Week quiet day, so it would help us if non-urgent communication could be left till tomorrow.

» Our schedule of services for Holy Week is unchanged from last year's, and all are invited to join us for the Sacred Triduum:

Maundy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 8pm with watching until midnight
(No Vespers)

Good Friday
» Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion: 3pm
» Stations of the Cross: 6pm
» Music & Meditations: 8pm
(No Vespers)

Holy Saturday
» Vespers: 6pm
» Easter Vigil in the Holy Night: 9pm

Easter Sunday
» Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord: 11am
» Pontifical Vespers of Easter: 6pm

- All services are in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
(1100 - Sunday Conventual Mass)
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin Gregorian Chanrt)
2000 - Compline (English, Weds in Latin)
-No public Compline on Sundays/Holy Days-
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

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