Today Father Martin celebrated and Father Mervyn concelebrated and preached on the Solemnity of Pentecost. Referring to today as the Birthday of the church Father Mervyn produced a birthday cake with one representative candle which he lit. He then invited various members of the congregation to blow it out which none could do because the candle kept relighting. Pointing out that the Holy Spirit began the church 2,000 year ago and despite ever attempt to destroy or damage it since, it was like a light which would not, nor could not, ever be extinguished. That was the promise Jesus had made: that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church.
The cake was consumed during coffee in the hall after Mass.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £268