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And Amid the Disruption the Journey Continues
Parish Events  |  Tue - July 28, 2020 11:25 am  |  Article Hits:5216  |  A+ | a-
Vine and Branches
Vine and Branches
For all those preparing for the Sacraments of Iniation, adults and children, it has been a messy time. We have had to change our timetable and modify our methods of preparation. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit does not need a timetable. The Holy Spirit supports us and works with our weakness.

After a long wait the adults who would have been received into the Church at Easter are now being welcomed this Saturday evening at the 6.00pm Mass. So it will be a kind of mini Easter Vigil.

So too, the children's First Communion has been delayed. Their preparation will have a formal beginning Thursday 6th August with a session in the Church for parents and children. They have had to do much of their preparation already at home. We pray that families have navigated the process well. The children will make their First Eucharist over three weekends to spread numbers attending with the Covid-19 restrictions.

This Thursday evening, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin with the parent session in the Church. For Confirmation we are able to follow our usual process. So after group meetings Confirmation will be celebrated on Satruday 12th September at 3.00pm. Rev Peter Brannley, Dean of the North Coast, will be celebrant.

This Sunday morning we welcome Bishop Ken Howell to the 8.00am Mass. He will preside at Mass and Institution of Adrian Eldrige to the Office of Lector. This is a first liturgical celebration on his journey to the Permanent Diaconate.
Fr Graham