Today, at a well supported Solemn Mass of
Pentecost, Father Martin presided and Father Mervyn concelebrated, read the Gospel and preached. Ann led us in our Intercessions.
In his sermon Father Mervyn reminded us how Jesus had instructed the Apostles to return to Jerusalem and to wait. He pointed out that none of us enjoy waiting but we all have to do so from time to time. He mentioned the wait in a Doctor’s waiting room or in the waiting room of a dentist or the wait at a supermarket check-out. He wondered if the Apostles wanted to get on with their mission rather than to wait. He reminded us how the Apostles had all been frightened at the time of the Crucifixion and how, all except S. John, had run away; and how they had been in the Upper Room with the doors locked because they were afraid. He contrasted that with their boldness after the Day of Pentecost, preaching the Gospel to everyone. We too had this as our responsibility and we too had the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide us, to strengthen us and to inspire what we said so that we could give witness to the living Jesus through the power of the Spirit to the glory of God the Father.
Today when we went to the Statue of Our Lady we sang the Regina Caeli for the last time this year.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £206
DATES TO NOTE
Wednesday 22nd May The Rosary 7.30 p.m.
Saturday 25th May Meeting at St. Peter’s, Harold Wood with the Bishop of Richborough.
Friday 31st May 7.30 p.m.
The Sacrament of Confirmation within a Pontifical Mass with the Bishop of Richborough