Words of encouragement from Fr Michael

It is wonderful to witness and hear about the community spirit that is very evident at this time, with people checking on our elderly parishioners and keeping in touch with one another. We also have a list of volunteers that can help with shopping. Please let me know if you need some help in this regard. Myself, Fr. John and Ministers of Holy Communion are regularly telephoning our housebound parishioners, as are many of our parishioners.

Especially for our First Communion and Confirmation Candidates… We do not know yet when First Communion and Confirmation will take place but that does not prevent each day being an opportunity to deepen our friendship with the Risen Christ and to do what we can to treat each other with kindness.

  • For our First Communion Candidates, continue with our preparation with the help of your parents. You will by now received an email with some suggestions of how to use your First Communion books. The Rosary will be prayed for you on Tuesday 19th May at 12 noon and we hope you will be able to join with the prayers of our parishioners also especially on that day.
  • For our Confirmation Candidates, may I suggest that you tune in to NDCYS (Nottingham Diocese Catholic Youth Service) new “You Tube” Channel, NDCYS Live! on Mondays and Fridays. Tom Baptist and the Briars Team are truly inspirational with what they have to offer and will also enjoy it. The Rosary will be prayed for you on Thursday 21st May at 12 noon and we hope you will be able to join with the prayers of our parishioners also especially on that day.May the Risen Lord continue to bless you and all that are dear to you. May He grant us peace in mind and hearts and as these restrictions continue may He give us above all patience.

Fr Michael

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