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Things are changing again…

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches

Things are changing again as the virus seems to flex its muscles once more. Talking with fellow clergy, it’s clear to me that in our 3 Churches we have made more progress than most in reopening. The future now looks more uncertain, but I know that if we work together and with the Lord in our midst, we will handle it, whatever way things go. Once again, I truly thank all those who have in any way, done precisely that thus far – worked together for the good of all. Long may it continue!

Fr Matthew

Your special saint

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches,
I notice that my patron St Matthew has his feast this week. But do we have any saints on whom we may call in the current situation? Well, yes, we do! St Sebastian has been called on in plague situations, St Roch has helped too. Among female saints St Rosalia, who I came across as patron of Palermo Sicily, has often been invoked. Seems to me we need as much help as we can. Do you have any special saint for us to turn to?

Fr Matthew

Sunday mass returns to St Paul’s…

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches,

Sunday Mass returns to St Paul’s this weekend. Fr Peter Davies is back to assist us, for which we are so grateful. The numbers attending our weekend Masses are growing, and we are monitoring them. If the numbers begin to exceed our limits then we will review our options, of which there are several in operation in different parishes, such as booking systems, alternating Sundays etc. However, this is a good problem to have, as it shows our communities’ faith in the central place the Mass has for us. Long may it be so!

Fr Matthew