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Last week is what I call a 'silly' week, as there was a lot of to-
I always make a point of going to the family grave once a week and then calling into my sister-
Back to school on Wednesday to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Yom Kippur with the children and Staff. It was in another sunny afternoon, presided over by our Head Teacher, and to be perfectly honest I found it very touching. It linked in with my Sacramental Programme Confessional theme beautifully. No time to stand still! I went straight into church as the children filed back into school for lessons, to prepare for Sunday's Harvest Mass. The Tableau was done within an hour depicting vines and grapes and more grapes. I know from experience that the setting up of the fruit and veg. Display absorbs quite a portion of time.
Which takes me to Thursday. Oh, wow, what a day. It was the perfect Autumn day I had been waiting for, and so I was off on a long-
MacMillan Coffee Morning.....up at 5.00am. to be at school for 7.30am., to help Carol organise the hall. Fr. P watched the parents coming up the church drive bearing gifts of cakes in abundance. It was a tremendous turn-
O dear me! Fr. P began a cold and rapidly deteriorated. He had a sleepless Friday night and was coughing all night. He looked rough. So as he snuffled his way through Saturday, I pottered around the church doing my stall of fruits and veg, wine, breads and other things. The 'Girls' Julie and Paula created a stupendous floral display. It was amazing. All the photos are on our Parish Website. Meanwhile, our adopted cat Tinkerbell and Monica, the cat from next door, decided to have a stand-
Harvest Mass Day. “White Rabbits” as it is the first day of the month, and guess what? Rain. There are so many good people suffering from coughs, colds and splutters. However, the folks turned up for the annual Event, realised the Charity, and as previously mentioned, were extremely forthcoming; loads of notes which again were Gift Aided. Thanks a million. So, there you are. Another twirl-
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.
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