Today – Racial Justice Sunday – as Catholics we are called to pray for those who experience unjust discrimination or are marginalised because of their race and ethnicity. We think in particular of those who feel they do not belong within our society or our communities because of this discrimation.
Refreshments are available in St Mary’s hall after the 10.30am Mass every Sunday!
We are in need of more helpers – interested? Please speak to Canon Cooper.
“Can you help each quarter to collect some Mission boxes as we are now desperately short of collectors?” Please speak to Canon Cooper.
Now that the Church has entered the quieter season of Ordinary Time, it now seems appropriate to look back on Christmas in the Parish!
A few days before Christmas various decorations were put up including the star seen in the picture above!
The garland which covers the balcony in the choir loft was alos assembled!
Christmas trees arrived and were also decorated…
along with the cribs in the Parish!
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Terry Fagan who died yesterday (5th January) after a long illness aged 86. Deacon Terry was Parish Deacon at St Mary’s from 1983 until 2010 when he retired due to his illness. Canon Cooper has been taking Deacon Terry the Sacrament of Holy Communion every week and Deacon Terry was also given the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick last week.
Details of his Funeral will be announced once they are confirmed.
In the meantime, Let us Pray:
Grant, we pray, O merciful God,
a share in eternal happiness
to the soul of Terence, your servant and Deacon,
on whom you bestowed the gift of ministering in your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.