Newsletter 23rd June 2024

Newsletter 23rd June 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 Twelfth Sunday of the Church’s year.

Monday is the feast of the birth of St. John the Baptist.

This year the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul is transferred from 29th June to the Sunday so that next Saturday is not a holy day of obligation.

We are pleased to welcome the Greenwich Disabled Fellowship for a special Mass at 3pm this afternoon.

The funeral for Dr Tom Stokes will take place on Wednesday 3rd July at 11am.

Some works on the roof of the Church this coming week – there are a few slipped slates. Also, we need to look at a few slates on the roof of the house. The work should be completed in a day.

A prayer from St. Columbanus:

O Lord God, give me true charity which never fails so that my life may shine as a light which warms my own heart and gives comfort to others. Amen.

Place some diced tomato and mushroom blended with a little cream and a little butter and a small mount of stock in small pot. Break an egg into each pot and cook slowly in an even. Before serving sprinkle with a little cheese.

Now I call to my Captains-

For council fly the sign,

Now leap their zealous galleys

Twelve-oared across the brine          

To me the straiter prison,

To me the heavier chain,

To me Diego Valdez,

High Admiral of Spain.

(This comes from Kipling.)

The boy is busy with cricket once again – his bat is carefully oiled – and he looks forward to a successful innings.

Thanks for those who have returned the forms for First Communion and Confirmation classes. The dates for the classes will be announced later in the year.

My herb pots continue to do well. A good crop of parsley, dill, and chives. The basil remains indoors. Also, the fig tree continues to thrive. It is necessary to clean the leaves from time to time. In a few years it might produce some fruit.

I have worked out that is about sixty years that I returned from the College in Spain – after six years away – to prepare for ordination at the end of the summer. A long journey back by train and steamer, including the Golden Arrow from Dover to Victoria. As many of you know, after ordination I went up to Cambridge to take a degree.

A few requests for marriages, baptisms and even hall hire in recent days. I am having to explain that I cannot make any arrangements for after the end of August and it will be necessary to consult Father Kyne in due course.

Best wishes to you all,

Monsignor Nicholas Rothon

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