Letter from Fr Simon – 9 April 2020, Maundy Thursday

9 Apr

Dear Parishioners

I would like to wish all of you every blessing as we begin The Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Be assured that I remember  ALL parishioners at each Mass I say in our empty Church.

It would have been my sister Veronica‚Äôs 74th birthday today and I want to thank so many people who have remembered her in their prayers.She was cremated on 7th with just her four boys present, and I said Mass for her at the same time here.

Let us pray for all those suffering from or bereaved by the corona virus and for those brave souls who risk their own lives to care for them.

Let us pray too that a vaccine may soon be developed and that the world may begin to breathe a little more easily.

Our Sisters in the convent  where I used to say Mass each day are coping well, but remember them in your prayers as they remember you all.

Then our young people those preparing for Fist Holy Communion and our Confirmation candidates all need our prayers too.

We look forward to being able to go about again and remain hopeful that this is not too far away.

Kind regards

Father Simon