A message from Fr John

Posted on: 02/09/2020

Dear Friends

Good morning - enjoy the sun and warmth whilst you can

We had a meeting of the parish bereavement team last night, thinking about how the parish might best accompany those who have been bereaved particularly during these last few months. We were very conscious that there has been no opportunity for Requiem Masses and families have been very restricted in how they can meet and hold each other in love and prayer.

We are slowly beginning to put together some ideas about the different kinds of support that might be possible during these tomes. As soon as we have prepared something we will let you know.

And so I sat and thought … we take our comfort in various ways, often by remembering the simple goodness of those who have shared our lives and who now share in the peace and joy of heaven.

A poem by Robert Burns

Epitaph on a Friend

An honest man lies here at rest,
As e’er God with his image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

‘Come to me all you who labour and are over-burdened, and I will give you rest’ (Matthew 11: 28)

St Joseph, patron of the dying, ray for us

Every blessing

Fr John

PS Mass tomorrow (Thursday) is at 5,00pm

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