What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, -
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
Wilfred Owen: September - October, 1917
The coming week at St. Agnes
Sunday 5th November (31st Sunday in Ordinary Time):
10.00 a.m. SOLEMN MASS
Mon 6th Nov (St. Leonard): 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Tue 7th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Wed 8th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass followed by Bible Study
Thu 9th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Fri 10th Nov (St. Leo the Great): 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Sat 11th November: Armistice Day 10.30 a.m. Low Mass including at
11.00 a.m. An Act of Remembrance
Next week at St. Agnes
Sunday 12th November: 10.00 a.m. SOLEMN MASS including at
(REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY) 11.00 a.m.an Act of Remembrance
Mon 13th Nov (St. Francis Xavier): 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Tue 14th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Wed 15th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass followed by Bible Study
Thu 16th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass
Fri 17th Nov: 10.00 a.m. Low Mass