The birth of a long-awaited child to older parents is an occasion of great joy. The unexpected has happened. Elizabeth and Zechariah celebrate the birth of a promised child. He is given a new name, John because God has a special mission for him. Each one of us are given a new name, at our Baptism. So what is our mission? God has something special for us all to do: we are to reveal Godâ€™s love where we find yourself, through our gifts and talents. Ask for the grace to carry out your mission as faithfully as John did his.
With the support of Cruse and St Giles Hospice, as well as the generosity of a large number of volunteer parishioners (& others), we are providing a bereavement support service at Sacred Heart every Friday, 10 â€“ 12am. If you know of anyone who is grieving, please take them a leaflet from the porch and invite them to join us. It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike.