Welcome to our family Mass, Taste and See at the Shrine at 3.30pm on Sunday 11th June, Trinity Sunday. Since we last got together the terrible events in Manchester Arena and in London have happened. The wonderful response highlighted with the Areana Concert in Old Trafford show the spirit and determination of our people. We remember with sadness the loss and pray in hope. It makes us feel all the more what is important to us , our family and the security to live our family life in joy, peace and love. After Mass we will have a ‘potluck meal’; what we share is what is on the menu. You are invited to bring a donation for our food and clothing bank for the homeless and the needy. See you at the Shrine
It is with great sorrow and consternation that we have to offer prayers on this Pentecost morning for those who have lost their lives on London Bridge and Borough Market at the hands of three crude evil men. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost, so violently, their loved ones. Our hearts ache for those people injured and maimed and for all their families. Thank you to the Police, Emergency Services, the Hospitals of London and all those who offered shelter and assistance to those Londoners and visitors of this great City threatened with senseless evil violence.
Pentecost is about new strength and hope. It is a fire of love that purifies us from all wish to use or abuse of others. It is the light of truth and the beginning of reconciliation, the foundation of a World of Truth, Justice and Love.
For those who hold their dead and suffering children in their arms we can only offer the loving silence of solidarity and a prayer of condolence. At this point I would like to shout from the rooftops: “Maybe it’s because I am a Londoner”. I am from Coatbridge living in Greater Manchester. But today I am a Londoner. And all the “Bees” of Manchester understand and are with you. God give us peace.