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As we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven this weekend, we have the
commissioning and recommissioning of those from our Parish who undertake the Ministry of
Handling and Distributing the Lord’s Body and Blood. I personally thank those who are involved for
their generosity and example.
A final reminder for Our shared Parish International lunch, as I have been away I do not know what
the take up has been on this, I hope it has been huge! I very much look forward to this celebration of
the Birthday of the Church and the cultural richness of our Parish.
Our Parish Mission group meets this Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Presbytery, we will gather to look at
Pastoral Planning and activity and to look at how we can grow as a Missionary Parish. If you have any
ideas to be brought up in these areas of Parish life, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Finally, I would like to thank Fr Michael and Fr Peter for looking after you whilst I was away in Rome.
For all those who requested Mass Intentions - these Masses were said. I held you all in my prayers
whilst in the City.
Prayers for Manchester Bombing Victims
God of compassion,
you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress;
accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester;
We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one,
young ones who are in deep distress those who are injured,
traumatized or awaiting news strengthen them in their hour of need,
grant them perseverance and courage to face the future
and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives;
this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.