A message from Fr John

Posted on: 19/09/2020

Dear Friends

Good morning - I hope you’re well amidst so much uncertainty

As you know, we’re in the Season of Creation - a time to ponder and pray about our relationship with our God-given world and all it entails, all it encompasses.

A prayer of Pope Francis to set the scene for us:

God of love, show us our place
As channels of your love
For all creatures of this earth,
For not one of them is forgotten in your sight.
Enlighten those who possess power and money
That they may avoid the sin of indifference,
That they may love the common good, advance the weak,
And care for this world in which we live.
The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light,
Help us to protect all life,
To prepare for a better future,
For the coming of your Kingdom
Of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise be to you
Amen

And so…

I invite you to share in our service of prayer and reflection this afternoon at 3.00pm on Zoom, led by Sisters Anne and Joan. I have attached a copy of the service so that if you’re occupied with your ‘bubble’ you might be able to pray later either by yourself or with your family.

As we pray for our world, let us also be very specific and remember:

Can we please remember in our prayers all our parish family, especially those who are part of the frontline, doctors, nurses, carers and essential workers of all kinds: Joseph, Lisa, Patrick, Chris, Catherine, Anne, Terry, Mark, Theo, Clare, Richard, Anthony, Jane, James, Andrew, Mary, Francis, Ruth, Tony, Sue, Dan, Fiona, Katy. Ian & Bethany

We remember too the families and friends of Albert, Kay and Pat whose funerals we celebrate this week.

Please note this week’s programme on yesterday’s newsletter

St Joseph, pray for us

Every blessing

Fr John

PS Does anyone have an electric trimmer that I could borrow for a couple of hours, please?

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