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Take extra care and welcome one and all!

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches

Can we sense some kind of opening up, even a return to some kind of normal? If so, it is natural to be excited by that. But the fact is that we are still in a very precarious situation regarding the virus. All the more reason, then, as our children and grandchildren return to school, to make sure that we follow appropriate directions, and protocols in school, in church, at work, at home – everywhere. Meanwhile, it’s great seeing everyone who is able to come to church, and knowing that hundreds are following on the internet. Welcome one and all!

Fr Matthew

St Paul’s to reopen for mass

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches,
More great news this week as we reopen St Paul’s for Mass on Wednesday. Sunday Mass will resume at St Paul’s on September 13 , when availability of priests allows. Once again we are indebted to the team of parishioners who have worked hard these last few weeks to reach this point, and so once more we ask that we all observe the stewards’ directions at the church. Well done everybody!

St Paul's

Fr Matthew

Feast of the Assumption

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches:

Today is the Feast of the Assumption, the main feast of Our Lady in the Church’s year. How much she must be concerned for her children on earth in this time of pandemic. From her place assumed into heaven she still loves us with a mother’s love. Let us ask her to wrap her cloak of protection around us, as she so often does in paintings and sculptures of her as Mother of Mercy. Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most glorious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Fr Matthew