Message to Members
from The Chairman, Fr Ben Andrews SSC
We find ourselves in very strange circumstances, never in most of our lives have we experienced such times, with our places of worship closed, people and communities unable to gather together, and our freedom restricted. Holy Week should always stand out as a week very different from any other but this year is going to be incredibly strange. Nevertheless, many parishes are finding new ways to reach out to people.
Prayer must remain our focus during these days - of perhaps getting back to basics. For all of us, our daily routines have changed dramatically so it is even more important that we each have a structured prayer pattern: take time to read our Bible, focus each day in Holy Week to read the Passion narratives and simply be still in God's presence - who is there for us, who loves us and will, indeed, strengthen us through the days ahead until we can come together as a community and live to our heavenly Father.
Despite the challenges that face us, may you all be blessed in Holy Week and during the coming Easter Season.
2 April 2020