A special welcome to all who are joining us today for our special Harvest Festival Mass. Today we are joining the many people throughout the length and breadth of this country and abroad in a special service of thanksgiving to almighty God because “the land has yielded its harvest and God, our God, has blessed us” (Psalm 67:6).
For some, it’s called “Lammas” – the old Saxon loaf Mass; for others, it’s called the “Feast of Weeks” – which is a festivity marking the end of the wheat harvest or “The Feast of Shelters” – which marks the ingathering of the grapes and olives.
It is good that we should pause in our busy lives to thank God for all the good things we have and enjoy.
May we be ever mindful of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Fr. Philip Sainter
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