Today Father Mervyn presided at the Parish Mass and Father Martin preached on the Gospel of the Wheat and Tares. Ann led us in our prayers and the choir sang an anthem based on Psalm 23. Confirmation Classes are held every Sunday after the Parish Mass and are now well under way.
From the Pioneer July/August Edition
Saturday Shop Update
The good news is that the Saturday Shop goes from strength to strength with a good regular income of an average £175 per week plus Ebay and we are re-cycling with nearly everything we sell.
The bad news (if you can call it that) is that we cannot really do without our unique Saturday Shop. We need the money, and without that income of about £10,000 per annum we would not meet our Family Purse figure.
Our happy band of workers have had a democratic discussion over opening during August, particularly as Father Martin is away and Cathy and Geoff are also not really available for most of the month.
The decision is to keep open as normal, but also to close as normal for the Saturday of August Bank Holiday weekend - the 27th August..
However, more hands would be very welcome as others may be missing and it starts to put a lot of work onto very few people in getting the tables and chairs out and setting out the goods for sale.
If you think you can help, please contact Geoff as soon as possible.