As our Lenten journey draws to a close and we celebrate Easter, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones all of the blessings of the season. We have been delighted with the attendance and prayful atmosphere at our Holy Week services as we moved through the life and ministry of Jesus and relived His death and resurrection.
We say this every year, but it is true... our
celebrations are greatly enriched by the gifts of time and energy members of our
parish invest for the benefit of everyone, we would like to
thank the many people in our community who have played such a huge part
in the successes this Lent and Easter period. If you are not currently involved in the many activities going on to make us such a vibrant and active parish but would like to be then please let us know.
For Lent this year we worked with the central theme of
'Be The Best You Can Be' which we built upon each week as we moved
through the season, looking at a variety of topics around the areas outlined, 'Do Justice', 'Walk Humbly' and 'Love Kindness'
which we can all work towards throughout the year. We have also had a full
Parish Lenten Programme which included
something to suit everyone from thoughful Days of Reflection, lively
Discussion groups, social Cafod Soup Lunches and our 40day Foodbank
Challenge. We hope you have gained as much from the season as we have.
'What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?'
Bishop Robert Byrne has shared this Easter message:
"As we begin the Easter season let us make it a time of renewal in our
own lives. Let us be prepared to share our faith with others not so much
by what we say but by what we do, by the kind of people we are."
You can read a trascript of his full message here or you can listen to it on the Diocesean homepage here.