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31 October, 2020

Newsletter for the Solemnity of All Saints, 2020

All Saints Day 1st November 2020 Orange Book Page 184  This is the season when darkness closes around us. The first chills of winter beckon. Springtime is a forgotten past, and a whole lifetime in the future. This fine old Victorian Hymn resonates with the theme of All Saints & All Souls tide. It was […]

25 October, 2020

Newletter for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020

30th Ordinary Sunday 25th October 2020 Orange Book Page 147 Dear Friends,  I was very touched last week when someone discreetly passed me an envelope to put towards a “Discretionary Fund”. Inside was a not inconsiderable sum of money. At the same moment, a group within our parish have brought forward the suggestion that we […]

17 October, 2020

Newsletter for Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2020

29th Ordinary Sunday 18th October 2020 Orange Book Page 140  With Grateful heart …. Adieu!  My Dear Fr.Kevin, Parishoners & Friends,  I had always dreaded this moment from some time. Even now I am diffident as I slowly think to frame words. I feel heavy in my heart to write my farewell message. Let me […]

10 October, 2020

Newsletter for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11th October 2020 Orange Book Page 137 I have always sat lightly to the Halloween thing but a story in the Metro Newspaper (Sat Oct 3rd) has concerned me and appeared subsequently in the Daily Mirror. Among the seasonal rubbish usually aimed at children, Poundland are selling “Ouija Boards” as if […]

3 October, 2020

Newsletter for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020

27th Ordinary Sunday 4th October 2020 (St Francis Day) Orange Book Page 137 At last the Children’s First Holy Communions are being celebrated in 2020 with 18 Children this week at OLSS (at two Masses) on Saturday and 21 children at St Josephs Next Saturday:  Elisabeth writes:  The New Year started with great promise – […]