We celebrate Christ the King today and are asked especially to pray for our young people: perhaps our prayer may be very simple, that they stay with the Lord and that they do not wander too far away.
Fr. Michael Job will be leaving us this week to take up the challenge at St. Willibrord’s Clayton. We all thank him for all he has done here at St. Bernard’s and wish him well and give him an assurance of our prayers. A little later we will have the opportunity to invite him back to say thank you.
There are also other changes afoot in the Deanery: Fr. David Egan will be moving into St. Mary’s serving part time at the hospital and in the parish, he will be a great help to Fr. Dever. Canon David Ryder, current chaplain at North Manchester, will become part time alongside Fr. Egan and will and help out here at St. Bernard’s. Between them they will also share duties at the Christie. This seems a very sensible arrangement, and I am sure will bring many Blessings on the Deanery. I know you will give Fr. David a great welcome when he comes. God Bless