Newsletter 2nd June 2024

Newsletter 2nd June 2024

Sunday Masses: Saturday 6.30pm first Mass of Sunday

– Sunday 9.30 and 11am and 5pm.

Monday to Friday: Mass at 8am.

     Saturday morning Mass at 10am

Confessions: Saturday 12 to 1

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi. At one time the feast was celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but it is now kept on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday.

On Friday we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

Forms for the next set of First Holy Communion classes and Confirmation classes are available. It will be up to the new Parish Priest to decide on the timetables and the form that these classes will take, but it is good to begin to collect names for potential candidates.

The funeral Mass for Gwen Millen will be at 1.45 on Tuesday.

Feasts this week include the Uganda martyrs on Monday, St. Boniface on Wednesday, and St. Norbert on Thursday.

A major task in recent days has been to pack up the train set – I have kept the original boxes for the various pieces. There will not be space for it in my new home, so its future is uncertain. Maybe one of the great-nephews will show some enthusiasm for it as he moves on from Lego and Harry Potter.

Brown some sliced yellow onions very gently in some butter until they are soft, making sure that they do not burn. Add a bay leaf and some stock and simmer gently for about 30 minutes. Season to taste. Add some fried bread croutes made with French bread and sprinkle with some grated cheese before serving. Serve very hot.

Time present and time past

Are both perhaps present in time future

And time future contained in time past.

If all time is eternally present

All time is unredeemable.

It is predicted that the new BYD electric buses will have a range of 400 miles on one charge. One of the new Routemasters has been converted to work on electric batteries but only has a range of about 150 miles. In normal service a bus will travel about 200 miles in a day. So the future of the Boris buses looks bleak.

And room for something from Patience:

Then a sentimental passion of a vegetable fashion must excite your languid spleen,

An attachment a la Plato for a bashful young potato, or a not too French French bean!

Though the Philistines may jostle, you will rank as an apostle in the high aesthetic band,

If you walk down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in your mediaeval hand.

(G and S always provide some good entertainment.)

A prayer to Our Blessed Lady:

In your loving care we take refuge, O holy Mother of God. Do not disregard our prayers in our time of need, but in every danger set us free, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

A wonderful video presentation from the First Communion children – it is good to see them and all it will be a great treasure

Best wishes to you all,

Monsignor Nicholas Rothon.

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