A message from Father Nick. Church Bulletin 13.9.20
The Unforgiving Servant
Domenico Fetti (1589–1623)
Dear Parishioners and Friends
How easy is it to forgive someone who has hurt you? I tried telling someone I had forgiven him
and for what, which caused him to say I was just listing all the things I had against him.
It reminds me of the priest retreat given in Africa where the retreat giver advised the priests
to go and tell people that they wanted to forgive them. At the end of the talk there was a long queue
waiting to talk to the bishop!
It has been good to have “live” congregations this past week. Then what?
Are you confused about the latest Covid instructions? I am.
I have been looking out for e-mails or information on the website
that tells us we can or cannot gather in church following Prime Minister Johnson’s instruction
on the rule of 6. Taking from another parish’s Facebook page it seems we are still permitted
to gather so long as we do not sit in a party of 6 that is not of one household.
SO long as we keep our hands sanitised, keep 2m apart as we enter, sit 1 m apart with our masks on
then we should be alright. At least for now! Any change I will let you know. Please read the longer
set of instructions below.
Thanks this week go to Anne B for the bulletin, Paper copies are available at the back of Church
along with notes. Please do not collect then leave on the bench but take home with you.
Don’t forget that because I am celebrating Mass in church on Sunday and Tuesday,
there will be no streamed Mass from Crook those days.
Check the link on the bulletin or webpage to find Mass elsewhere online.
Thanks to Pat L for the flowers in my cupboard where I stream Mass,
Sister P. for Lectern Frontals recycled from Chalice veils, Tanya for rotas till Christmas,
Janette for Cleaning and Stewarding rotas. Currently we only have enough for 2 cleaning
teams. If you are able to come in for an hour every 2-3 weeks please let me or Janette
know. Thanks to Brian for getting the Mower fixed and keeping the grass mowed.
And Maria Luisa for everything else! Have I missed anyone? Thanks to Deacon Michael
for our homily this week; there will be no page with homily and bidding prayers
so it’s all on here this week
Please look up the message from Bishop Robert Byrne on the diocesan website
about returning to church.
And the Churches Together Drive-in service at Stanhope showground
will take place this Sunday 13th September 3pm. Worship music by Icthus.
I think you are allowed to get out of your car but it might be one side only.
Booking is essential. I can’t see the link on the flyer so here it is.
If you need to look up this week’s readings
Universalis in English
or American with reflections
For our younger participants
Paper Copies of Look are now available at the back of Church to collect at the beginning or end of Mass
Children’s Mass still coming from Glengormley near Belfast each Sunday 11am
which I have had recommended by a family in the parish
And Cafod has a live children’s Liturgy at 10am on Sunday
but you have to register first