A Happy and Blessed Laetare Sunday and Mothering Sunday to you all. Following on from the response submitted by a number of Parishioners from St John’s and from the rest of the Deanery to Bishop Richard’s on going consultation on the future of the Diocese. I have made available a summary of responses from our Crawley Deanery which was presented to Bishop Richard at our latest meeting at the Friary. These are available at the back of the Church for your perusal. The Bishop will reflect and pray about our responses as well as the responses from the twelve other Deaneries in our Diocese. He will then feedback and report to each Deanery and a Pastoral Plan is envisioned to be produced sometime later this year. On Monday at 12 Midday Brian Madeley’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St John’s. We keep Clema, Canon Tim Madeley and the rest of his family in our prayers. Brian had a long and supportive presence in our Parish, a man of great faith and trust in the Lord, we pray that he receive his eternal reward in the House of Father. We keep in our prayers also the repose of the soul of Fr David Maskell, the Parish Priest of Henfield, who died on last Sunday. We pray for his family and for his Parish family of Henfield who mourn his death. May he now behold for eternity the One he faithfully ministered to on earth. We welcome Fr Eddie who celebrates Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday for me, I have to go to Sicily for a couple of days with my brother to sort out some of my Dad’s affairs in person. Please make Fr Eddie very welcome.