Today Father Martin presided at the Parish Mass and our prayers were led by Pamela. As our Organist/Choirmaster suffered an rather nasty accident falling down some steps he wasn’t able to play the organ today so Father Mervyn did so as well as preached. In his sermon Father Mervyn suggested that Nicodemus might have thought Jesus had taken leave of his senses when he said that a person needed to be born again. How could some one re-enter the womb of their mother? However Nicodemus totally missed the point as Jesus was talking about being born by water and in the Spirit referring to the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. It was just before the crucifixion and afterwards that Nicodemus reappears in the Gospel when it seems he now understood the point Jesus was making.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £210.
Tonight 6.00 p.m. Evensong & Benediction
7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross.