At today’s Parish Mass Father Martin presided and Father Mervyn played the organ, preached and led the Intercessions. As it is Half Term Sunday School was on a break too. In his sermon Father Mervyn pointed out that, although we knew very little about either Simon also known as the Zealot or Jude also known as Thaddeus to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot, never-the-less they were both Apostles called by Jesus and bore witness to the Apostolic Faith which we too are called to follow. He pointed out that whilst it would have been easier to preach about blind Bartimaeus, which is the chosen Gospel in the International Lectionary rather than Simon or Jude, never-the less , like the two saints, Bartimaeus had followed Jesus. We cannot exist as Christians in isolation we need to be part of the company of Christians of whom Jesus is the Cornerstone.
The gas boiler in the hall broke down during last week and is to be replaced during this week. It was decided to continue with refreshments after Mass as normal.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £154
17th NOVEMBER OPEN
FROM 10.00 A.M. - 1.30 P.M.
It is only a few weeks away now and all offers of help are most welcome; please speak to either Geoff or Father Martin.We can set up on Friday from 5.00 p.m. or on Saturday from 8.00 a.m.
GRAND PRIZE DRAW
Tickets for the Grand Prize Draw are now available from Carol. If you haven’t yet purchased any please buy some yourself and take some to sell to your neighbours. They are 20p per ticket or £1 a book.
The draw will take place at the Bazaar.
THE BIG MOP OUT
This has been cancelled due to the work being undertaken in the hall with the new boiler