Parish Priest - Father Anton Column

Father Anton Parish Priest

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

A quick word of thanks to everyone for looking after the parishes whilst I was away on retreat.  As well as having the pleasure of meeting up and spending a few days with fellow members of my religious congregation of Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers, our speaker, Father John Hemer, was excellent and kept us all engaged in what he had to say.  At daily Mass we prayed for all the people that we come in contact with and ask a special blessing of the Lord upon you all.  I hope those prayers and blessings bring a little something to everyone’s life.  Thanks again to everyone!

This Tuesday we begin our Day of Adoration at St Werburgh’s with morning Mass at 9.15 a.m. finishing at 6 p.m. with Benediction.  During the day we ask people to sign up for half hour slots to make sure that the Blessed Sacrament is guarded and cared for.  During the day each of the school classes will make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.  Let us make an effort to call in, even if only for a few minutes.  Why not when the children have been dropped off for school or just before you pick them up.  A little effort goes a long way in the eyes of the Lord!

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marjorie Kirkham whose Funeral Service is Wednesday 11 a.m. at St Werburghs.  Please also keep family and friends in your prayers as they undergo this time of grief and loss!

Also please keep little James in your prayers.  He is to be baptised this Sunday after the 10 a.m. Mass.  Let us remember that our baptisms are the grace of a new life in Christ.  May we commit our hearts and minds to his word and follow his path of redemption!

Finally we rejoice and give thanks along with Ray and Pam Lewis who celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary this coming Friday.  Thank you to the both of you for your continual kind and generous support to the parish of St Werburghs!

God bless and keep you all safe in his care!

Father Anton s.c.j.