“Father we thank thee for this food for health, strength, and all things good. May others all these blessings share, and hearts be grateful everywhere. I thank you God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is infinite which is yet.”
In making our thanksgiving today, we are pleased that some of our children are helping us to say thank you. Of course harvest time is when we look around us and see the mighty hand of God working through nature and helping to provide so many wonderful things to keep us going. The word Eucharist means Thanksgiving so really every time we come to Mass it is great to give thanks for our personal harvest and Blessings.
It is also good at harvest time to remember those in need, and today we are taking a collection for the work of our Food Bank, and I hope some of you will have brought items to share. I am delighted that the Burnage Food Bank begins its ministry tomorrow, and thrilled that so many of our parishioners are involved in its organisation. Of course we set it up with the hope that we can close it in the future, because the need will have gone away, in the mean time I hope that you will not have to need it, and if you do, please know there is no shame in it for it is very good to share from God’s bounty. I would also like to say thank you to our sister Churches here in Burnage who have all contributed equally to this project, another sign of our unity and common harvest for the Lord.
Next Sunday at both Masses our boys and girls will be being presented for the Sacraments; it will be the normal Sunday Mass and the presentation part will take the place of the Creed. Don’t forget you daily decade of the Rosary, if you can’t manage it all! Finally THANK YOU for being you: what a blessing. God Bless