Where does one begin after the cataclysmic announcement Friday on the BBC 1.00pm. News. I was organising a small lunch when I suddenly heard, “Oooh” from Fr. P in the Summer Room. The rest is history. The lovely, lovely Duke of Edinburgh has been taken back to the Eternal Father. I believe that Prince Philip was Greek Orthodox.. All I can say in humble tribute is, “God bless him.”
He was a character, a figure-head, an exemplar, in every sense of the word. Fr. P and I and so many others laugh loudly at his wit, gaffs, quips, over-arching humour. Bless the Royal Family. I am sure a Mass will be said sometime this week here.
Bye the bye, my team members of the D of E Scheme were swiftly in contact with each other reminising on our camps, adventures and the characters we encouraged. I look back to so many young people. Nothing like HRH Philip. Such laughs.
Then there is another great character I wish to mention, Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised over £38 Million for the NHS without leaving his back garden. I believe his Family want to honour his love of nature by planting trees. Philip had a great love of nature. Captain Sir Tom expressed his concerns and views to his grandchildren, and they are going to honour his wishes. Prince Charles and Prince William will do the same. Let us all now join, as a Catholic Body, the challenge of Climate Change, Environmental Destruction and Species Loss. Planet Earth is part of God's creation, so let us try and help.
Yes, I do leave you all on a sombre note. But such notable, worthy gentlemen are sounding the cry. How many will listen?
School is back. An interesting new Academic Term for everyone.
Keep the C19 Rules even though things are a little easier now.
Remember to say your daily Rosary for the Parish and for World Peace.
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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