Next Sunday the 4th October, we shall be celebrating the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of our parish. What you will notice if you attend Mass that day is that the wall candles shall be lit around the Church, twelve in all. These depict the place where the Bishop anointed the walls with the oil of Chrism when the Church was consecrated back in 1982. It is on the feast day of the parish’s patron and the anniversary of the Church’s consecration that we do this (in our case 26th September).
Usually we have been able on this day to celebrate Mass with our parish Catholic Primary School, but because of the current situation we are not able to do so this year. During the 10:00am livestream Mass next Sunday we shall be giving a particular mention to the school and offering a particular blessing.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.