Today Father Mervyn presided and Father Martin preached and concelebrated at the Parish Mass. Ann led us in our prayers at the Intercessions. In his sermon which was a continuation of last weeks Father Martin related the story of the Vicar’s wife who saw and bought the most beautiful, and incredibly expensive, dress which neither she or her husband could afford. When her husband came home she had put it on to show him and when he asked how much she had paid for it and she revealed the price he pointed out that they couldn’t afford it. “You should have said get behind me Satan”. “I did” she replied and he said “it looks very good from the back, as well”. Father Martin reminded us that whilst we are not, in the words of the Epistle of St. James, all “ called to teach” we are all called to be witnesses. We all have various gifts some of which we possibly aren’t aware of so we need them to be identified for us, so we can use them in God’s service, strengthened to do so by the Blessed Sacrament.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £183.
Saturday 6th October, 7 for 7.30 p.m.
Adults £5 Children under 11 £3
Tomato or French Onion Soup, Bangers & Mas with Baked Beans, Gravy optional. Fruit Pie or Apple Crumble with Custard, Cream or Ice Cream. Orders to Father Martin