Today Father Martin presided and Father Mervyn concelebrated, read the Gospel, preached and led our Intercessions at the Parish Mass. Special prayers were said for those injured and those who continue to be held hostage at the Shopping Mall in Nairobi in Kenya and we prayed for the repose of those killed by this terrorist atrocity . In his sermon Father Mervyn related a story about an Indian boy who had attempted to steal a bottle of medicine because his father was ill. The chemist caught him and threatened to call the police but a neighbouring shop keeper paid the bill, and owning a food take away gave the child food as well. Years later that same man had a heart attack in his shop so his daughter called an ambulance and he was admitted to hospital where his daughter was presented with an invoice for the treatment he would need amounting to many thousands of rupees. As they didn’t have the money she put their business up for sale but when she returned to the hospital she found a fresh invoice showing “no charge” for any treatment. The boy who had stolen the bottle of medicine was now a surgeon who could repay the kindness showed to him.
YESTERDAY’S SATURDAY SHOP TOOK £215
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“O Sing to the Lord with joyful voice”
We need more voices for our choir. Could you join and help “Sing to the Lord” For more details come to church on Sunday morning at 9.15 a.m. Preparations will soon begin for our Christmas Music.
Harvest Festival next Sunday
This year there are two options for Harvest Gifts. One is for cash donations to US(PG) for famine relief; the other is for items for the Havering Foodbank which is desperately in need of supplies following an increased demand during the children’s Summer Holidays.
HARVEST SOCIAL EVENT
Saturday 5th October
3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
A family centred session of Harvest type games with snack food and cakes provided
Under 5’s free 5-11 £1 11 & over £2