At the beginning of May we crowned our Lady and celebrated this wonderful month of Mary on our annual May Day Pilgrimage. You are invited to join us for the Covenant Mass on Monday, May 18th at the Shrine for holy Mass at 7.30pm followed by light refreshments. The team from the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Blackley are preparing the Mass and Fr Duncan will be the main celebrant. St Edmund’s music group will assist us in giving thanks for our Covenant of Love. We are preparing for the Synod on the Family and follow the theme for this year: Our Mission is Love. Family fully Alive. We continue to explore family as vocation and a way of living our faith. As man and woman, marriage is an effective sign of God’s plan of love for all of creation. I look forward to seeing you there. May I remind you of the opportunity to bring a donation of non-perishable goods which we pass on to the Brothers of Charity for their service to the poor and needy.