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This weekend we welcome the families of the children who are being enrolled onto this year’s First
Holy Communion course. This is very important moment as the children begin their preparations for
their First Confession and for receiving Our Blessed Lord in the Blessed Sacrament of His Body and
Blood. Let us, as a parish, keep them in our prayers, that they grow in love and knowledge of Our
Saviour. For parents who missed our meeting last week, please contact me, parents are also
reminded of the importance of attending Mass each week! I have a photographic memory for faces!
Details of the commencement of our Confirmation Programme are to be found in this week’s
newsletter. We too keep our young people in our prayers. They will be enrolled at the 9:15 Mass next
I would to like to make an appeal for more people to join the team who compose Bidding Prayers/
Prayers of the Faithful for the Sunday Mass. If you feel you would like to join the rota – it is not
onerous and advice and guidance will be given – then please either sign up at the back of the church
this weekend or email me or the Parish Office and we will contact you. It will be huge help to myself
and the other writers if you could assist in this matter.
January 16th is, I believe, the final day for school applications. If anyone would like me to sign the
supplementary form on this day, I shall be in my office from after Mass until around 1pm.
My penultimate notice concerns the Car Park, I cannot stress enough that users must only park in
allocated bays and considerately – this means no blocking in of cars nor carriageway. If there is no
space then please go and park elsewhere in the town. Last week a parishioner at the Saturday
evening Mass felt seriously unwell, her husband’s car was blocked-in meaning he couldn’t go home
to get medication. An ambulance was called. This should never happen! Please bear the
seriousness of this instance in mind.
Finally, please be careful this week as the weather promises to be very cold and hazardous. Please
keep a watchful eye on any elderly parishioners and neighbours who live alone and be safe!
With my prayers for a Blessed Week ahead!