It is good to be able to send you the Newsletter and Readings for Holy Mass once again this weekend. Hopefully both find you well and in good spirits. For those of you who come along to our weekday Masses please be aware of some changes to the regular times, and may I also highlight the opening of our churches for the national Heritage Open Day event. As we are the only Catholic churches in Kirklees taking part in this, I do hope that these days will be supported by our own parish communities and also – through word of mouth – those in our friendship circles too. Both churches have their own stories to tell!
In light of the unfolding natural disaster in Pakistan, and the horrendous conditions being faced by so many of the population there I have included details on the Newsletter of both CAFOD’s webpage address and that of the DEC’s. As helpless as we may feel in the face of such events, we are all able to pray, and I have copied the CAFOD prayer for Pakistan at the end of this note.
Be assured of a daily remembrance in prayer, kindest thought and affection.
As ever, Fr. Nicholas
CAFOD’s Prayer for the Suffering of Pakistan.
in the goodness of your constant love,
be with the people of Pakistan
as they face devastating floods.
At this time of great loss –
loss of lives, homes and crops –
may we be filled with your compassion
and moved to reach out in love.
As we stand alongside our sisters and brothers, we pray that
they may find consolation in their sorrow,
strength as they seek shelter and safety
and courage to carry on.
Forgive us, O Lord,
for our part in the climate crisis,
and inspire us all to play our part
in protecting the earth, our common home.
So that together we may build a world
that reflects your glory,
where hope drives out despair
and all things are made new.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen