Parish Priest - Father Anton Column - 30th April 2017
May I begin by saying again how grateful I feel for all you have done over Easter! As ever the services were beautiful and provided a wonderful atmosphere of prayer, worship and faith. All the organisation went very smoothly, preparation of the churches, the liturgy and music. The servers gave lots of their free time and were a credit to us. The churches were alive with flowers and a good spring clean. Thank you also for the contributions, cards and presents; they are much appreciated and help towards the priest’s upkeep. But above all thank you for your good spirit of community and friendship. May Christ’s resurrection be alive within us!
The holiday atmosphere continues this weekend as we have a Bank Holiday Monday. May the weather brighten up for us all! Please remember we are again planning our trip to Llandudno, the list is in the porch for those interested. The date is Saturday July 29th.
This Sunday we welcome into the church Daisy Smith, please pray for her and her family and let us welcome them into the life of the community of St Werburgh and St John the Baptist.
Also this weekend we offer our congratulations to John and Rosalind Hartley who celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Not only do we congratulate them but we thank them for their dedicated service to our church and the church universal.
Next Sunday is our Year Three Preparation Mass for First Holy Communion at Clayton. This is a very special time for them, a time of great grace for them personally and a time of renewal and strengthening for their families.
God bless and keep you all safe.
Father Anton s.c.j.