29th January 2022

Dear Parishioners,

It is good to be able to greet you this weekend and send the Newsletter and Readings for Holy Mass. 

As an advocate of clinging to Christmas for as long as we can, the Season of Christ’s birth comes to an official liturgical end on Wednesday with the Feast of the Presentation. It will mark the removal of the final Advent Candle in our churches, the white one, lit for the first time at the Vigil Mass on December 24th … hopefully the joy that we felt as we gathered that evening will continue to remain with us as we extinguish its light for a final time. May the love expressed in the dark hours of the first Christmas night when God gave His Son in human form remain the beacon enlightening our life journey. If anyone is struggling to express love for others, then St. Paul comes to our rescue in the beautiful Second Reading of this weekend’s Mass as he writes to the early Christian community in Corinith. The words and sentiments may be well-worn, but they are truly timeless.

Reassuring you of remembrance in prayer, thought and affection.

As ever, Fr. Nicholas      

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