Parish Priest - Father Anton Column

Father Anton Parish Priest

Dear Parishioners,

First of all a very big thank you to everyone who was able to support and/or take part in the Summer Fayre.  What a beautiful day as the sun shone with just enough cloud cover and sunshine to make it a very pleasant atmosphere to be out and about.  There was a good number of people able to enjoy the whole site both indoor and outdoor.  After expenses around £2,800 was raised for parish and parish school.  Again thank you to everyone for all the support and preparation.  It was a great team effort between Parish Committee and Parents Teacher Association.

Congratulations to all the pupils in school on the occasion of their Prize Giving Day; thanks to everyone’s efforts and God’s good grace the school continues to flourish making both good results and good progress.  May its foundation on the Church of Christ continue and inspire all who pass through.  Thank you also to parents and staff who work hard and give their support.

This weekend we welcome into the life of the Church through baptism Isabella Antonia De Pommes.  Please keep family and friends in your prayers. 

We also acknowledge the long illness and passing from this life to the next of Pat Cattell.  Pat’s Requiem is scheduled for Thursday 20th July at 11.45 a.m. followed by Cremation at Bradwell at 1.20 p.m.  Please keep Pat and family in your prayers, may she rest in peace.  We have also been asked for prayers by a recent teacher of St Werburgh’s school.  Miss Ruth McNichol, now Mrs Ruth John, sadly lost her brother in a motorcycle accident a few days ago.  She and all her family ask for your prayers.  Also this week we were informed of the sudden death of Bill Anyon.  Bill has also been a long standing member of St Werburgh and has read and served at Mass regularly.  May he too rest in peace.  Prayers for his wife and family please!

This week we pray that the word of God will find in us a good seed bed so that his word may flourish within us, bear much fruit and bring the message of the Good News of the Kingdom to others.  May we bear fruit fifty fold, eighty fold or even a hundred fold!

God bless and keep you all safe in his care!

Father Anton s.c.j.