Parish Priest's News

My dear friends,

The sixth Sunday of Easter will be for ever etched in my mind as it was a great joy to be able to celebrate Mass again in Church and to be able to join with most of you  from there through the website greeting.

Due to the size of S Martin’s and yours truly being adept at making lists and Timetables I was lucky enough to have the help of Ange, Dan and Pete for the Holy Saturday experience in transforming the building from the sombre Lenten purple to the festive colour of Easter– each able to keep the social distancing we have become used to. 

There are three important mid-week solemnities this month the first being that of the Translation of the Relics of S Richard from Canterbury to Chichester Cathedral.  On the Friday of the same week we celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus and finally the next week the Nativity of S John the Baptist.  Liturgical and reflective material for each of these celebrations will be included in the Sunday mailing.

Finally, I would ask  your prayers for our School community as they prepare to return, all be it a few year groups at a time.  It has been a great joy to me visiting the group that have been in school during the lockdown period and we should all be grateful to those who have sustained that part of our parochial ministry.

Who knows how things will be when I come to write the July Letter?  Until then I hope you all remain safe and well.

With my love and prayers,