MESSAGE ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (YR A)
Friday 3rd March 2023.
My dear people,
The first week of Lent is already gone and we enter the second week of Lent on Sunday. I pray that the first week has brought rich blessings to you and your families.
The new initiative whereby parishioners will be invited to give witness about their life of faith and their relationship with Jesus Christ has been postponed by one week. As mentioned previously, I thought this would be a good idea because I have often heard over the past few years how important it is to offer people the opportunity to share the wonders that Jesus has done for them in their lives. It would be good for all of us to hear from fellow parishioners about why their relationship with Christ is important to them. If you are interested in participating, please let me know.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the Parish BBQ last Sunday, particularly those who helped on Sunday itself. It was wonderful to see so many people there, even those who had not been to the 12pm Mass but returned for some fellowship. The Parish BBQ is a great way to bring all of us together for fellowship around delicious food!
You will recall that we had our Stewardship Campaign last year in April. I am pleased to report that the campaign was a success and compared to the previous year, our income has increased. This will put us in a better position to service the loan for the church. You are all invited to a “Town Hall” meeting on Thursday 23rd March at 7pm in the church when these figures will be presented officially to the parish by our accountant, Mr Bernard Negline. This will also be an opportunity for me to talk to you about the parish in general, provide the results of the parish survey and a forum for you to ask any questions you may have about the parish. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
We continue turning to our patron saint and asking for her intercession.
St Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Fr Richard Rosse PP