The Solemnity of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven – 15th August

A Holyday of the Church which this year falls on a Sunday. In many countries the day is observed as a mid- Summer Holiday. The ‘core’ of the Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer gives us a clear description of why we too celebrate –

“The Virgin Mother of God was assumed into heaven as the beginning and image of your Church’s coming to perfection and a sign of sure hope and comfort to your pilgrim people.”

Why not pay a virtual visit to the grotto by clicking here and praying a decade of the Rosary thinking about the Preface?

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention For August

In his video message for his prayer intention for August, Pope Francis reminds the faithful that “the vocation of the Church is evangelization,” and even more, “the Church’s identity is evangelization.”

In this month, the Holy Father reflects on the situation of the Church, its vocation and its identity, and calls us to renew it “by discerning God’s will in our daily life,” and “embarking on a transformation guided by the Holy Spirit.” Please follow this link to read the full article.

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday August 15th Mass 10am
  • Tuesday August 17th – Funeral Mass of Deacon Ivor Pelling RIP – 11am
  • Friday August 20th – Funeral Mass of Mrs Jacqueline Lance RIP – 2pm
  • Sunday August 22nd – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10am

Invited – Monthly Reflection for August

Part of our diocesan mission. You can see a sample here

The Art of Dying Well

A Catholic website with useful information about all aspects of accompanying a dying person ,available Sacraments , bereavement ,prayers and other topics – visit here.

Laudato Si

At last the urgency of Care for our Common Home hits the media. Listen to or read the news about temperatures of 40 plus degrees in Europe (see here for example).

100 Plus

Next Sunday there will be a draw after Mass in our hall. Hopefully a replacement water boiler will be in place (£750 plus VAT!) for coffees and teas.

"Mother of God's living word,
Glorifying Christ Your Lord,
Full of joy, God's people sing,
Grateful for your mothering."