This weekend in our U.K. has been Pudsey for Children in Need. For myself and Fr. P it was watching our dear friend Owain finishing off his 24 hour Drumathon. In truth, he has become a legend with that epic tour-de-force, and has made himself a real Icon. I find him such a unique personality. Fr. P and I discovered him a few years back when he used to be doling out the weather on Look North, which covered Cumbria and Northumbria. To come back here and be part of our North West BBC is over the moon, and he does such a wonderful job because of his suits and personality. Thanks Owain, for all that you are doing. You truly are a Star!!
I am so glad that I pushed myself to the limit to get Fr. P's pot garden sorted because we did get our first frost evenings. So hopefully they are all snug and cared for. Fr. P and I had a big Zoom Meeting explaining parts of the Pastoral Plan which will be unrolled in the parishes this coming Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent. Our school has a massive plan from Advent to Break Up, so much so that I cannot keep up. The sad thing is that I cannot go in because of all the infections which are very high at the moment. Our Bubble of two cannot take the risk as Christmas is getting closer.
So, it is Advent 1 next week. Where has the year gone? To be honest with you all, I have not even thought of cards, presents, puddings, turkeys and things. All I seem to wish for at the moment is good HEALTH. The Boosters are great, but for some people there have been problems. Mine is next week! Wish me luck!!
Enough for now.
Look after yourselves.
Wear a Mask.
Wash your hands regularly.
Love and prayers.
Remember your Rosary.
Most weekends we have our young people helping with the Collection, collecting Missalettes at the end of Mass and taking part in the Offertory Procession. We try to alter our front of church Tableau each week to fit in with the Gospel of the Day, and a short explanation is given to the Congregation.
People show great interest in what the Catechist does each week!. Our parish is a small country one, and through the Sunday Mass our little ones get to know each other before entering our school.
Fr. Peter Charles Crowther obl. sbso | The Presbytery, Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 8SD | Tel 01254 830 995 | Reg Charity: 232709