Today Father Mervyn presided at the Parish Mass and Father Martin read the Gospel, preached and Concelebrated. Vicky led our Intercessions. At the beginning of Mass Father Mervyn introduced the Confessions by reading the Ten Commandments. In his sermon Father Martin talked about temptation. He pointed out that we were all subject to temptation; some here at Mass might be tempted to have a snooze or think about their next shopping trip instead of concentrating on the sermon. He gave an example of how people could be tempted and actually sin not realising initially that they were doing so. Helping yourself to stationary or pencils/ball points from the cupboard at work was breaking the commandment not to steal. He briefly talked about parents letting their children go hungry so that they could buy drinks or drugs. We might be tempted to gossip about people. Fortunately we have a way to put things right by coming and making our Confession, a sacrament mentioned in the Book of Common Prayer and he pointed out that the either he or Father Mervyn were always ready to hear confessions.
YESTERDAY’S SATURDAY SHOP TOOK OVER £230
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – TOMORROW AT 7.30 p.m.