Newsletter 21st April 2024

Newsletter 14th April 2024

Sunday Masses: Saturday 6.30pm first Mass of Sunday

– Sunday 9.30 and 11am and 5pm.The

Monday to Friday: Mass at 8am.

     Saturday Mass at 10am

and 6.30pm

Confessions: Saturday 12 to 1

Today is the Third Sunday of the Easter Season.

First Communion classes have come round once again: there will be a class on Saturday at 10am and a meeting for the parents to plan the class at 8pm on Monday evening.

The funeral for Wendy Wood is at 10am on Tuesday. This will be followed by a burial at Hassocks in Sussex so it will be a busy day.

Many of you will know that I have vast library on many topics purchased over many years. But what to do with them for the future? Many books have little real value these days. I have a contact with the Roan school, and I am pleased to say that a visit has been arranged this coming week to see if they can pass to their library.

The boy and his sister were taken on a ski trip after Easter. Somehow, the boy managed to fracture his leg. The Facebook images include copies of the x-rays. Their mother is an excellent skier, and she must pass on her knowledge to her children.

Thanks to those who helped to put up the pool once again in the garden. It was necessary to move the trampolines, but it all seems to work. A new supply of chemicals has arrived, so we are all set up for the summer. I hope that the weather will be warm.

Recently I was required to arrange for the architect to make an inspection of the Church. In his report he said that the condition of the Church was excellent and in his experience of 35 years in inspecting Churches, this must be of the best maintained buildings he has visited. Thanks to all who have help in looking after our Church.

As many of you will know, the card reader machine is not always reliable -it depends on 4G rather than Wi Fi and reception is not always good. A standing order would be more reliable, so please let me know if you would like a form. 

Lord, fill our hearts with the spirit of your charity, that we may please you with our thoughts and love you in others. Amen.

Something from Spain. Cook a chopped onion, some garlic, and some pieces of ham in oil and add a thick tomato sauce. Meanwhile cook some green beans. Add the cooked beans to the sauce and season as necessary.

And some Betjeman;

The train at Pershore station was waiting that Sunday night

Gas light on the platform, in my carriage electric light,

Gas light on frosty evergreens, electric on Empire Wood,

The Victorian world and the present in a moment’s neighbourhood.

(This needs some interpretation – in the early 1950s new British Railways carriages were decorated internally with wood and many included a small label showing the origin of the wood)

Best wishes to you all,

Monsignor Nicholas Rothon.

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