Thank you to all who came to the mass and anointing of the sick last Saturday. The weather conspired against us, but there was a great turn out. And thank you to our team who prepared refreshments after. Our next extraordinary celebration will be on Wednesday 20th August, the feast of St. Bernard, but more about that later. A point of information: the Solemnity of the Assumption falls on Friday 15th August this year and so the Holy Day of Obligation falls on the day and not on the following Sunday.
Katie Richards is going to give us some feed back on her work with the poor in Peru today at Mass, its just over a year since she last spoke to us. I know you will give her a good listen as she describes the work and the witness of so many: we can discover here a pearl of great price! I hope you can be generous as you leave Church today.
During the week I was in Christies in my capacity as acting chaplain (yet another job!), this time in the outpatients. Did you know that the radium machines attend to the needs of 45 patients per day, 5 days a week? What is so impressive when you are out and about in the hospital is the good nature of all the staff and their willingness to be helpful. Undoubtedly the hospital is a treasure on our doorstep!
Our faith is a very precious gift, so precious we should be very careful to make sure we don’t wrap it up and hide it away. You see you could be the person who helps another to find our faith treasure: in a wonderful way you could be the pearl of great price that allows someone, somewhere to discover God’s presence in their life that help lead them to the face of God.
Holidays! Have a great time, look after yourselves, be safe and healthy and come back refreshed. God Bless