The church was packed for Mass today; Father Mervyn presided at the Parish Mass and Father Martin read the Gospel, preached and concelebrated. Our Intercessions were led by Ann. In his sermon Father Martin mentioned the recent death, in Italy, of James Gandolfini of the TV series The Sopranos whose character in the series had inspired fear. He then went to explain why pork was a forbidden meat because it was considered unclean. In the Holy Land which is often very hot pork would go bad very quickly so it was a small step from it being considered unclean to pork being considered evil. So when Jesus healed the possessed man he sent the demons into the herd of pigs thus evil was sent to evil ridding the local people of two evils. The healed man proclaimed how Jesus had saved him and we must do the same proclaiming how much Jesus has done for us. Our Sunday School resumed this morning after closing for Half Term.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £136
Wednesday 26th June 7.00 p.m. Mass followed by a Meeting of the PCC
Monday 1st July Mass 7.30 p.m. followed by a meeting of the Social Committee
YEAR OF FAITH
SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS
Saturday 20th August St. Alban’s Cathedral 12 noon with the Bishop of Richborough.
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