A message from Fr John

Posted on: 23/07/2020

Dear Friends

Good morning - it looks like one of those days when the weather doesn’t know what to do

Yesterday’s poem wasn’t the easiest to recite but, I think, full of that deep sense of Jesus’ words in John 10: 10 - 'I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’.

For a change today, here are the words of ‘I’ll walk with God’ sung by Mario Lanza in The Student Prince which give hope to all who are struggling with difficult choices during these days.

I'll walk with God
From this day on
His helping hand I'll lean upon
This is my prayer my humble plea
May the Lord be ever with me
There is no death though eyes grow dim
There is no fear when I'm near to him
I'll lean on him forever
And he'll forsake me never
He will not fail me as long as my faith is strong
What ever road I may walk alone
I'll walk with God
I'll take his hand
I'll talk with God he'll understand
I'll pray to him
Each day to him
And he'll hear the words that I say
His hand will guide my throne and rod
And I'll never walk alone
While I walk with God.

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey

As I mentioned a couple of days ago the Catholic Agencies of Cafod and Missio are doing their very best to help the Church’s emergency response across the world. I have Received this note from Cafod:

CAFOD has joined with the UK Disasters Emergencies Committee to help millions of people whose lives are at risk, as coronavirus spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. You can donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus to help CAFOD scale up its coronavirus response through our global Church family. Or use CAFOD’s Summer of Hope fundraising ideas with your family and friends to transform lockdown and raise money for the appeal: cafod.org.uk/summerofhope.

There are very few signs that the pandemic is receding and so please, please stay safe - we are all vulnerable.

St Joseph, pray for us

Every blessing

Fr John

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