Due to the COVID-19 situation and following government advice, we regret to inform you that all public Masses and services are currently SUSPENDED and the church will remain CLOSED and unavailable for private prayer until further notice.
Saturday, 30th May 2020
Happy feast day of Pentecost!
Just as the disciples in that first Pentecost two millennia ago, we may find ourselves locked up in the ‘upper room’ – either physically because of the current pandemic, or figuratively in our lives. Quite often, our fears leave us paralysed and stuck within. Yet the Spirit is strong, able to penetrate any locked doors or barriers!
It’s no joke. We are sent out just as the Father sent Jesus, with the very same Spirit that was in Jesus – nothing less. The Spirit that moved Jesus to love, to preach, to heal, to reach out to so many people, to forgive, to empower, to encourage… this is the Spirit that we have received through our Baptism, and which resides in us and is very much alive. Do we even realise that we have this wonderful and powerful gift within us?
May this feast of Pentecost reminds us again of the presence of the Holy Spirit with us, and opens our lives to allow the Spirit to work with us, in us and through us!
God bless, and continue to keep safe!
Fr. Joe and Sr. Devy
Although no final decisions had yet been made by the government, it is probable that we will be allowed to reopen our church for private prayers only sometime in June.
In preparation for this, we need to have stewards available at our church while it is open. We are looking for people to volunteer for one-hour slots during the week.
If we don’t have enough stewards, unfortunately it will compromise our opening times. So if you could give us a hand, it would be greatly appreciated!
[Click here] to register.
INSIGHT: Personal Growth after Covid
We invite you to join us in a 4-week session of reflections on our lives after Covid.
What can we learn about ourselves, about God, about the world around us, with our experience of the lockdown in these past months?
Sessions will be held through Zoom and will run for 1 hour beginning 9th June 2020. Two options are available:
- Tuesdays, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
- Wednesdays, 10.00am – 11.00am
Reflection on the Holy Spirit and Art
CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal
The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, we invite you to donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal.