The Knights Of St. Columba Quiz Night to be held on Saturday 16th September will be raising money for this programme, which is KSC's current National Action Project. This briefing note explains what it is all about.
We say farewell to Canon Colin and Fr. Alan this weekend, thanking them for their devotion to the Guildford Parish and its various communities. Whilst we keep them in our prayers, we might also pray for Bishop Richard as he strives to maintain pastoral leadership for all the Parishes of the Diocese. Looking at the full list of clergy moves taking place just now gives perhaps a small glimpse of the complexities the Bishop must deal with.
Thanks to Helen Stewart for bringing the work of this Christian charity to our attention.
Helen writes: I am not sure how many Parishioners are aware of this organisation. I was advised of their existence by the lovely lady who runs the Sewing Machine Shop in Guildford.
Our thanks to Frances Allen for bringing this message to our attention.
“Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees”
Dear brothers and sisters!
“You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:34).
Thanks to Bob Durston for this newsletter from Wells for India, which includes a link to a three-minute video charting the great progress the charity has made in Rajasthan over the last 30 years. It makes encouraging viewing...
Bishop Richard has asked for prayers for Cardinal Cormac. He writes:
Dear Fathers and colleagues,
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor is seriously ill in hospital and I would ask you to remember him very specially in your prayers.
In a letter sent yesterday to all the Bishops, Cardinal Vincent writes: "these loving prayers are a source of great strength and comfort as he calmly ponders on all that lies ahead, all in God's good time. May the Lord strengthen him in faith and trust and may the prayers of the Church, which he loves so much, comfort and uphold him.”
As we all know, Cardinal Cormac holds this Diocese in great affection and will, I know, value the prayers of us all at this time.
With every blessing,