We had a nearly full church this morning for the Parish Mass as we celebrated the 90th birthday of Jean, a member of our congregation for over 58 years. Father Mervyn presided and preached. He preached on the theme of the Gospel “who do people say that I am?” – the question posed by Jesus. Father Mervyn pointed out that that question was as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago. It was a question we all had to answer personally: who do we say Jesus is?
Sadly on Friday evening a long standing member of our congregation died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Ken who was in his 80’s had served St. Augustine’s in many different roles including Churchwarden and Treasurer. He will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to his wife Mary and all the family. Details about funeral arrangements will be published as soon as they are known.
After Mass we went to the hall to enjoy lovely refreshments and wine provided by Jean’s family. Father Mervyn proposed a toast to Jean, saying he couldn’t believe she was 90. After the toast we sang her “A Happy Birthday”.
THE SATURDAY SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE BANK HOLIDAY