Dear Friends in Christ,
These are unprecedented times. The world has never known anything quite like this shut down. We are all now very conscious of self-isolation and keeping well. We’ve seen the incredible work of the front-line workers in the NHS, and all those workers in our supermarkets, pharmacies, etc. who are working flat out to provide for the general public. It has brought the best out in most people; there will always be those who take advantage of these situations, but for the most part the good will and kindness of people far outweighs selfishness.
I would like to thank all those parishioners who have been keeping in regular contact with me, especially over the past week. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much. With the miracle of modern technology, we have been able to live-stream Holy Mass each day. I thank all those who have tuned into our daily celebration at 10.00am. First and foremost, it is a lifeline with our faith, even though people aren’t able to receive Jesus sacramentally, there is the wonderful opportunity to make ‘Spiritual Communion’.