Parish Priest - Father Anton Column

Father Anton Parish Priest

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This week we welcome a representative from Survive Miva, an organisation that caters for missionary transport throughout the world and in particular the African Continent.  We welcome their speaker, Teresa Codd, who will speak at all Masses over the weekend.

A big thank you for the support given for last week’s Summer Fayre.  As you may have guessed the slightly earlier time was to enable people to get away for the World Cup Match.  Alas it was not to be for England but our team will return proud of what it has achieved.  The Fayre made nearly £2,500 and will be shared between the needs of Parish and Parish School.  Again thank you for all the support and contributions.

This weekend we have special thoughts and prayers for the New Deacon, Seamus Lewis.  His Ordination has taken place and we celebrate his new ministry within the Diocese of Nottingham.  Keep him and his ministry in your prayers.  Congratulations also to his mum and dad, Ray and Pam Lewis!  It may be that my community of Sacred Heart Fathers will be working with Seamus as we have recently opened a new community in Nottingham area.

This coming week is that last of the Summer Term and next weekend is the beginning of the Summer Holidays.  I am sure many of us will be looking forward to a break and a rest.  As lovely as it is the hot weather has drained a great deal of energy from many people.  Year Six will be moving from our Junior School to other High Schools.  We wish them well and a happy and blessed future.

May the Lord look after you all and keep you in his care!

Father Anton s.c.j.