John Williams Reflects on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
October 31st 1517 – October 31st 2017
John Williams (far left of photo)
at All Saints' Church, Wittenberg, Germany
Philip's inimitable smile, warmth, courtesy and charm are already missed in the church. In the last few days of Philip's life he decided to write a message and this was read at the end of the eulogy during his funeral Mass on 26th October 2017. It is reproduced below:
Saturday 21st October proved to be the birthday surprise of a lifetime for parishioner Sharmalene Fernando. Whilst she was expecting to have a quiet celebration with two of her three sons, the reality turned out to be quite different…
Through her annual appeal for support for the Catholic Chaplaincy to HMP Send women's prison, Elizabeth Lewis provides us with a rare insight into the lives, circumstances and concerns of the prisoners she meets in the course of her volunteer work for the Chaplaincy. Elizabeth has kindly agreed to publish the text of her recent appeal.
One of the things I hope for St Pius InPrint magazine is for it to reflect the interests, in as general a sense as possible, of the community. Thanks once again to Bob Durston for keeping us up to date with one of the charities in which he and other parishioners take a great interest. As we see in this announcement, the name of Wells for India is being replaced, and the latest edition of WaterWise magazine is available to download.
These thoughts from the recent Prayer Vigil begin with images and end with details of the CAFOD/DEC appeal.