On Sunday Father Martin celebrated and preached at the Solemn Mass with Holy Baptism. Father Mervyn was away visiting his grandchildren in the Cotswolds. During the service Emmanuel Bassit Babawale was baptised. His family wore traditional Nigerian costumes for the service which was full to capacity. After the service Emmanuel’s family treated the congregation to refreshments in the hall and presented Father Martin with a box of Holy Communion wafers.
This week’s Saturday Shop took £169.
PRAYER OF ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT
Our Lord told Saint Gertrude the Great that the following prayer would release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners which would alleviate the indebtedness accrued to them during their lives.
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."
Saint Gertrude the Great was born in Germany in 1263. She was a Benedictine Nun, and meditated on the Passion of Christ, which many times brought floods of tears to her eyes. She did many penances and Our Lord appeared to her many times. Her holy Soul passed away in 1334. November 16th is her Feast Day.