Today Father Martin presided at the Parish Mass and Father Mervyn read the Gospel, preached and concelebrated. In his sermon Father Mervyn focussed on “vocation”. He stressed how God took us as we are and used us and our talents and abilities to promote his kingdom in the world. He reminded us that at this time of year people are being ordained to the Sacred Priesthood and the Diaconate. We should pray for them as they take up their God-given vocation. But we also need to be aware that God calls people to serve him in other spheres as well as the ordained ministry. At the end of the service Father Mervyn gave everyone present a Prayer Card about vocations.
Marjorie celebrating her birthday on Friday provided cake for our after Mass refreshments. Frequently people celebrating birthdays buy us cake and we reward them (reward?) by singing “A Happy Birthday”.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £175.