Hope all’s well.
Many congratulations and welcome to Yvonne and Jen. Last night they were received and celebrated becoming full members of the Catholic Church at a Mass with family and friends from RCIA. Their journey and wait was longer than usual, due to the lockdown, but last night it was a great joy and delight to welcome them into the parish family. Please keep them in your prayers.
Once restrictions are eased even more and we get the green light for parish meetings, we’ll look at dates for next year’s RCIA. However, even at this stage, if you or someone you know isn’t baptised or baptised in another Christian tradition and would like to enquire about becoming Catholic, please get in touch.
So it’s just after 6 this morning when I’m typing this. With my favourite chair at an open window, coffee in hand and with the peaceful sound of the pattering of the rain on the leaves and ground, it’s as peaceful and relaxing as being in a quiet chapel.
Happy feast day to Monsignor and all the James, Jims and Jimmys our there. Today’s the feast of St James.
Great line from the gospel for today’s Mass - ‘the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve...’
Being a disciple, sharing in Christ means having the will to serve.
The world sees the great ones of this world as the ones who are served.
The real great ones in this world, in the kingdom, are the ones who serve.
Really we are no disciples of Christ is we don’t rise to the no easy challenge to serve.
Did you get a chance to take a look at the daily gospel reflections website, Word on Fire. Worth signing up for.
Remember, weekday Masses are Monday to Friday. Only Mass today is the 5pm vigil.
I look forward to seeing you, if you’re coming along to Mass this weekend.
Still no requirement though at this stage to attend, and remember, if you want, you can catch Mass live streamed tomorrow Sunday 10am.
Have a safe and happy Saturday