Hope all’s well.
Gradually, thankfully, a lot of what was postponed over the past four months can now be celebrated.
Yvonne McCafferty and Jen Wright, who have journeyed through RCIA, will be fully received into the Catholic Church tomorrow evening. Keep them in your prayers.
Baptisms and weddings can now be celebrated again, subject though to restrictions.
As the church needs to be sanitised after 12 noon Mass on Sundays, baptisms will take place on Saturdays at 12 noon. Maximum number of attendees is 50. For weddings, it’s 20.
Please note that there will be no Mass on Saturday mornings. Only Mass on Saturdays is the Vigil.
As seating in the church is severely restricted, and with the government’s cap on numbers for a congregation, we’ll still need to wait that bit longer for the celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation to take place. As soon as we get word about these, we’ll let you know.
Just to remind you that if you’re looking for Confession, please just phone or drop me an email to arrange.
Today the Church honours the memory of St Bridget of Sweden. Co-Patroness of Europe. Born 13th century. Married a young prince. Had 8 children. After her husband’s death, she renounced her wealth and in devoting herself to the ascetical life, founded the Bridgetine order. She and her husband founded a hospital, she served the poor, and she was very much appreciated for her gift as a teacher.
In 1999, declaring her Co-Patroness of Europe, Pope John Paul II spoke about the need to build a more just world, but it must always be coupled with the awareness that human efforts are of no avail if not accompanied by divine assistance, divine grace.
‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain’
St Bridget pray for us and for our families.
Our parish’s Covid planning and evaluation group continues to meet weekly on Thursdays. Meeting today at 4.15pm.
Have a safe day.