Fr Frank writes:
September is a time when clergy move from parish to parish. Please pray for the following priests who find themselves moving away from familiar places and people, and pray too for those to whom they will be ministering.
Canon Peter Connor from Clacton to Danbury/South Woodham Ferrers
Fr John Corbyn from Wickford to Old Harlow (Fr Michael Butler is retiring)
Fr Patrick Daly from Brentwood (Assistant) to Clacton
Fr Mark Reilly from Maldon/Burnham to Wickford
Fr James Joseph SAC from Becontree to Maldon/Burnham
Fr Nixon Gomes from Walthamstow St George to Colchester
Fr John Victor Drabeesan from Colchester to Walthamstow St George
Fr Gary Dench (newly Ordained) to Brentwood.
Rev Des Connors (newly Ordained) to Stanstead
We pray that God will continue to bless Bishop Alan, our Parishes and Diocese.
We pray at this time for all those on holiday – those parishioners who are away, including Fr Bill, and those who are on holiday here and come to join us at Mass.
May God keep us all in the palm of his hand.
Sunday Smile:At the end of the rector’s pre-Lent sermon he suggested, as an example to the rest of the community that the congregation should worship in an unheated church for the whole of Lent. As they made their way out into the chill Sunday air the rector addressed one member of the congregation asking what she had decided to give up for Lent.
“Church” she replied firmly.