Peace and greetings to you all.
I have no doubt that you have remained truly grateful since our return to Church last June. We are cautiously taking small steps to some new sense of normality while remaining committed to federal and state governments’ advise and policies as well as advise from the Archbishop’s office in regards to COVID 19 RoadMap. You will notice, our sacramental program is back on track and we are currently preparing First Holy Communion candidates for their celebrations later this month and into early September. First Reconciliation is still on track for late October whilst we await advice on Confirmation. RCIA program, bible study, WYFI, Children’s Liturgy and parish core groups; that is, Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Committee are back in action. In consultation with WCPS & PCPS authorities and our youth leaders, we look forward to the return of Mini/JAM and school-led Masses as was last year and early this year before COVID 19. It is quite evident that a good number of our senior parishioners are understandably still staying away. As we celebrate and pray for our great grandparents and grandparents at all our Masses this weekend, I call on each of us to remember those of them who are doing it tougher than others; those stuck in aged care or nursing homes with little or no contact from family, those separated from family due to domestic & international border closures and those whose health puts them at serious vulnerable risk. Let us assure them that we are thinking of them, praying for them and we love them. They are forever special to us. As always, Fr Francis and I assure you of our ongoing prayers. Please keep us in yours. We once again commend ourselves to the powerful intercession of Our Lady, Mother of of good counsel.
Fr Cyprian M Shikokoti – PP.