On Sunday, October 28, there will be a very special High Mass at St Mary's Church at 12.45 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and Titular Archbishop of Novica, together with His Eminence, Mgr. Teemu Sippo SCJ, Bishop of Helsinki. The theme of the Mass is Worshipping God in Unity while embracing and respecting Diversity.
The Papal Nuncio makes a three-day visit to the Diocese of Helsinki and the African Catholic Chaplaincy from October 26 to 29, 2018. The African Catholic Chaplaincy was inaugurated on 4 June 2017 in Helsinki by Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ. Fr. Leonard Wobilla Shwei is the Chaplain of the African Catholic Chaplaincy in Finland.
Pilgrimage to Hattula on September 19
The pilgrimage begins with Mass at St Henry's Cathedral at 9.30 a.m. After the Mass, a bus will leave for Hattula from outside the Cathedral. You can also join the pilgrimage at the bus stop by St Mary's Church (the bus 18 stop).
The celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Hattula begins at 12.30. After participants have paid their respects to the cross and carried it around the church building, the local Lutheran parish of Hattula traditionally serves coffee to the pilgrims. We will be back in Helsinki after 3 p.m.
The return bus fare is €24. To sign up for the pilgrimage and ensure there is room for you in the bus, please contact the Parish Office.
The pilgrimage is arranged by the Lay Dominicans and Academicum Catholicum.
24 Hours for the Lord
24 Hours for the Lord on March 28-29
The 24 Hours for the Lord programme at St Henry's Cathedral is as follows:
Pope Francis calls for a worldwide Day of Prayer and Fasting for peace in Syria, in the Middle East and in the World. On Saturday, September 7, Catholics and Christians of other denominations as well as the faithful of other religions and those without religious faith, are called to pray for peace, the Pope said in his Angelus message on Sunday.
"I make a forceful and urgent call to the entire Catholic Church, and also to every Christian of other confessions, as well as to followers of every religion and to those brothers and sisters who do not believe: peace is a good which overcomes every barrier, because it belongs all of humanity!
On 7 September, in Saint Peter’s Square, here, from 19:00 until 24:00, we will gather in prayer and in a spirit of penance, invoking God’s great gift of peace upon the beloved nation of Syria and upon each situation of conflict and violence around the world."
For the full text of the Pope's Angelus appeal for peace, click here.
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