First, an apology; as many of us were in The Holy Land it wasn’t possible to post details about the Parish Mass at St. Augustine's last Sunday. We were attending Mass at St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem where the Dean made us very welcome. The Cathedral was full. After Mass we enjoyed refreshments in the beautiful gardens around the Cathedral and then we had an enjoyable lunch in the Refectory after which we drove to Tiberias.
Today, Father Martin presided and Father Mervyn read the Gospel and preached. In his sermon Father referred to the great number of saints in the Calendar many of which we celebrate but he then pointed out that there are many other saints, men, women and children, who were unknown. The Solemnity of All Saints gave us the opportunity to remember those we don’t know as well as those we do. He pointed out we were all called to be saints and the Beatitudes gave us a pattern for a way of live we should aim to achieve. He reminded those who had been on the pilgrimage that it was only a few days ago that we were standing on the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus gave these wonderful words to his disciples and through them to us. After the sermon Father Martin led us in the Litany of the Saints.
ALL SOULS REQUIEM
Monday 4th November at 7.30 pm.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took over £240.