News for the week of Sunday 18th October

News for the week of Sunday 18th October

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

A tough week.

It has been a very tough week. First, the news that one of the children at Dr. Triplett’s Primary School had been run over and killed on Sunday evening. Then, the tragic news of a violent act of murder in the heart of the parish. 

How can we possible react to such horrible and heartbreaking news? How can we support each other in our hurt and pain?

As ever when we struggle to know what to do we can turn to scripture and to the example of the saints. St. Teressa of Avila (who’s memorial we celebrated on Thursday) was no stranger to hurt and pain. She reacted by taking it all to God in prayer. She would reproach God in the strongest terms. Through that prayer she would seek out the peace of God’s love for her and attempt to be healed by it.

Easier said than done perhaps. So how do you take this anger and pain to God in prayer? What words can you possible use? 

St. Paul helps us… 

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26 (ESVA)

Take it to the Lord in prayer, in the power of the Spirit.

Fr. Matthew


Other news

A huge thank you goes to David & Stan for their sterling work in cleaning the outside of church. What an amazing difference it has made – thank you.

Cleaning – after mass on Sunday 25th we’re going to stay to give the church a big clean. Please bring your own packed lunch and refreshments. We’re going to tackle the brick dust on all the surfaces, sweep and mop the whole church. Bring your dusters!

Parish Giving Code – 230 623 503.
Call  – 0333 002 1271.