July is the month of prayer for the elderly, grandparents and those burdened by years.
Many prayerful congratulations to the confirmandi of 2022, who received on Tuesday 5th July the Sacrament of Confirmation from His Grace Archbishop Bernard. Congratulations go to them, there families and the school teachers and parish catechists who have instructed our young disciples enabling them to reach this important milestone in their faith journeys. Come Holy Spirit fill these young people with the Spirit of you love and joy. May they have confidence in what you call them to do and to be. Amen.
Free copies of the diocesan quarterly magazine should be available at Sunday Mass.
Please pray the diocesan prayer for vocations, for Andrew Lansberry and Martin Casey who will be ordained to the permanent diaconate and Rev's Toby Duckworth and Steven Fleming ordained to the priesthood.
Pick up a copy of the diocesan magazine turning to page 13 for a profile of our ordinands.
During the month of June, dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis asks the Church to pray for the special intention of Christian families. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on them.