Community in Shock
SUNDAY, 9TH JUNE, MASS AT 11.30AM
We give thanks to God for all the sacraments we have celebrated since Pentecost last year. We remember the many infants who were baptised in our community, the children who made their First Holy Communion and the young people who just recently celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. We remember the weddings and the blessings that have taken place in our in our church.
Our remembering also takes us through the difficult moments of community and family life. We remember the many who are no longer with us, whose funerals took place in our church and in neighbouring parishes. We recall the prayers offered for loved ones, for the sick, the housebound and the struggling in our community, our city and our world. We remember those hurt and those hurting. We don’t have to look hard to recall the tragedies, violence and death that have been part of our community story and our determination to not let evil prevail.
We remember those who have supported us, walked with us and encouraged us. We give thanks for family, friends and good neighbours. We thank all who have accompanied and supported us, and remember again all whom we have accompanied.