This weekend sees the commencement of our First Holy Communion Programme, please keep the children and your families in your prayers and they prepare to celebrate the gift of receiving the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
It was good to host the Lectio Divina evening for our young people with Bishop Richard last Thursday evening. It was a great opportunity to explore this way of praying the Scriptures.
Next weekend, we will have our Annual Mission Appeal, this year it is the turn of the The Spiritans (Holy Ghost Fathers). I am sure you will make the visiting priest very welcome. I shall be away next weekend.
The Diocese through the Pastoral Team on Marriage and Family Life and in the celebration of the National Marriage Week is holding a “Celebration of Married Life for Couples” with Bishop Richard at Worth Abbey. This will take place on Saturday February 10th from 1:30pm – 4:30pm. I would warmly invite married couples from the parish to take part in this day. The focus will be on nurturing and sustaining our relationships. It will an opportunity to hear from different organisations who support marriage about how couples can enrich their daily experience of living this beautiful sacrament. If you are interested please register with Katherine.email@example.com
Finally, please keep Lyn Murray, Deacon Tom’s wife, in your prayers as she was rushed to hospital last Wednesday. Pray for God’s healing and strength for her and for Deacon Tom and his family.