Our recent heatwave has been received well by some and not so well by others. But whatever our perspective we should always be grateful for what God sends us. Perhaps that is part of the human condition - to never be satisfied with what we have. Jesus reminds us in the gospels over the next few Sundays that He is the bread of Life. He is the source of our nourishment and He alone can satisfy the deeper hungers we sometimes don't dare to acknowledge or name.
As we continue to live through the scourge of the pandemic we pray that we will all have the courage to bear with the restrictions which still impinge on us and we pray for tolerance with one another.
We hope that the government will soon lift its restriction on our celebrations of Confirmation and Holy Communion. It is an unjust restriction that is imposed on our Church activities so that family celebrations cannot take place afterwards. Does that say something about how we approach these great moments in our Faith journey?
We are still restricted to having only 50 in the church of the Assumption but up to 70 in the church of the Immaculate Conception, due to the 2 pod system. Groups of 4 or more will be asked to enter the church by the side doors and take their places in the front pod. Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass.
The area distribution used during the Covid period is no longer in use. People are free to attend whatever Mass they choose.