Not Quite "Just" William
On Saturday 26 June, Deacon William will become a priest. Covid restrictions mean that attendance at his ordination is strictly limited. However, Father William shall celebrate his first Mass here at 12:00 noon on Sunday 27 June. Do sign up for this on the list at the back of the church as you did for Christmas and Easter. Sadly, Covid restrictions on the number who can gather for a celebration afterwards are so limited that he has decided to forego a party until all those parishioners who wish to can attend.
I know that you have taken Deacon William to your hearts as much as he has grown fond of you through his wonderful ministry here over the past year, so please be generous in contributing to a gift for him after Masses this weekend or by placing an envelope through the door marked "Fr William's gift" or labeling an online donation in the same way using one of the methods below.
Even if you can't be with him physically at these Masses, do keep him in your prayers at home or when you pop into the church which is open again from about 7:00am every day until we close for cleaning at 6:30pm or after the evening Mass. As other things return to their pre-Covid normal we will keep you up to date here, on our Facebook page, and through the newsletter.
Thank you for your generosity in these strange times. You can continue to help us and the wider community by using this Virgin Money Giving link regularly or for a one-off donation:
Other ways to donate can be found by clicking on Supporting Your Parish. And when you come to church there are contactless giving machines and collecting baskets at the doors for donations while planned giving envelopes may be obtained from one of the clergy.
We are praying fervently that we can return to normal on 19 July and praying for you and your loved ones as ever. And do pray for William: the weekend will not be as he had expected when he began formation but God will make your prayerful support known to him in the coming weeks. May God bless you and keep you all.
Job 38:1, 8-11
Psalm 106:23-26, 28-31 R. v 1
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
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Daily Service Times
Sunday: 6:00pm (Sat), 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00am
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00am, 5:15pm - 5:45pm