Newsletter 30th June 2024

Newsletter 30th 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 we keep the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Usually, the feast is on 29th June but this year it has been transferred to the Sunday.

Wednesday is the feast of the apostle St. Thomas.

The funeral of Dr. Tom Stokes will be at 11am on Wednesday.

Otherwise, this week the Masses are for the Thirteenth Sunday of the Church’s year.

Prayers this week for the future of our country on the General Election day.

As you can imagine, very busy in recent days sorting through assorted junk accumulated over many years and at the same time working out the things that I might need for my new home.  Some surprising items have turned up and much time has been wasted going through them all.  Ancient Ordnance Survey maps from North Wales from the days when we used to scramble round the hills.  I have left some of these things in the Angelus Room but nobody seems to want them.

Please remember to return the Holy Communion and the Confirmation forms promptly.  I hope to have a good number to present to the new Parish Priest.

With the warmer days and the coming holidays, I expect that there will be some visits to the garden.   For smaller people, remember to have an adult to help you if you are using the pool.

Something to try this week.

Peel some potatoes and grate them. Mix

 with two beaten eggs and add some flour, pepper, salt and milk to make a thick batter. Use at once. Fry in some hot oil for two or three minutes and turn them to brown both sides. They can be served hot or cold.

I like Robert Herrick:

Bid me to live, and I will live

Thy Protestant to be;

Or bid me love, and I will give

A loving heart to thee.

(make of this what you will.)

And a prayer:  Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Look out for some works to the properties in the coming days. During this past week, some minor works to the roof of the Church and of the house. I want to leave everything in excellent order.  After many years of extensive use, the Angelus Room will be redecorated.  Also, the gates at the entrance to the property need a repaint.  There will be some new locks on the garden gates so I will put up a list so that you can order a new key.

What has happened to the fig tree? It has lost its original leaves but seems to be producing some new buds.

Best wishes to you all

Monsignor Nicholas Rothon.

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