16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
My dear brothers and sisters,
It an extremely beautiful day and I hope none of you are at your computer but out enjoying the summer. Having said that I am sitting at my computer but not for long.
We are now allowed to open up more places for Mass and so It can’t belong before I am able to reduce the number of Masses/Services being celebrated. Once the obligation to come to Sunday mass returns of course we will be unable to have the Services of the Word with Holy Communion conducted by Deacon Gordon. However we are not there yet and I have Cover for both myself and Deacon Gordon to have time away in August and September.
So we can be more flexible and with people on holiday then that is even greater than before. If therefore you wish to change your current Mass time then simply let me know.
I am meeting with the Musselburgh PPC this coming week and am consulting in Tranent about the way forward as we begin to amalgamate Mass times will still keeping good social distance.
Anyway that’s me – I am off back to the gardening life.
Baptisms Tricia Nicolson Co-ordinator.
There are also number of baptisms coming up and again we shall need parishioners as ‘welcomers’ recording who is present and to co-ordinate sanitizing etc.
Sun 25th July 2pm
Sun 8th Aug 2pm
Sun 22nd Aug 2pm
Sun 29th Aug 2pm
As you know, in normal times I celebrate 2 or 3 baptisms together. Now of course we can’t do that so each has to be celebrated in individual family groups. A good deal more work for myself and the therefore a greater need for teams to assist. If you can please choose a date or dates when you can help and then let me know. Guidance will be given on the day please come along a half hour before the service.
Funerals Cathy Flynn co-ordinator
With number attending now up to 50 people we need to re-establish or Funeral Teams again helping in the same way as the Baptism teams.
So I am not short of work but can’t do it all on my own – remembering that I also have St Martin’s! However this is all signs of life returning and for that I give a heartfelt prayer of thanksgiving.
With best wishes:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The year of St Joseph Husband of Mary