Mgr Gerard’s Reflection – Corpus Christi Sunday

Today we celebrate a Feast that we are not fully able to, at this moment participate. The Eucharist which we share is a liberation, a journey, a feast which draws us closer to each other and to God. We pray that soon we are able to receive the Eucharist, the food that sustains us, helps us and nourishes us, transforming us to become what we receive, Jesus Christ to others.

I have mentioned about the reopening of our Churches. I am currently working on opening the Cathedral Church this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 midday – 3pm. I am very grateful to the volunteers that have agreed to help steward and clean. l would love more volunteers who are under 70 with no health issues to help with the cleaning requirements, stewarding, during the time the Church is open. As you find in supermarkets and other places, there are strict rules upon entering and I hope you understand the logistics of how things will work. I will be looking aswell for similar volunteers for St Francis Church in in to come. There is a risk assessment for this on the websites. I would be grateful for any volunteers to help each week. If you are able to help please contact me: 01642 597750

Finally, we have some funding from the SVP to provide food parcels for families affected by the long lockdown due to Covid. If we can help by providing these for you ring: 07885599810 or 01642 597750 and we will arrange to get this to you safely. For the Feast of Fun this year as we will not be able to hold the usual activities and hot meals, we plan to supply activity packs and food parcels to help families in these challenging times. If this would help or you know of a family who would benefit through this summer, please contact: 07885599810 to register asap. God Bless and Keep safe.