Fr. John’s Retirement
As you know, an evening celebration is planned, to thank Fr. John for his time with us as Parish Priest and to wish him a very happy retirement. This will take place on Saturday November 9th when Fr. John will celebrate the 5pm Mass; because this is an exceptional occasion, there will be music at this Mass. The Mass will be followed by a buffet supper and presentation in the Assembly Rooms. Everybody is invited.
After all Masses this weekend and next weekend, envelopes will be handed out to all who would like to contribute to Fr. John’s presentation. These can be returned to Janet at the presbytery, given to Peter Donnelly, Pat Whitwell or Anne Cook or put in the collection. This will be the first time a collection has been made for Fr. John and we hope to give him a generous “Thank You”
Numbers will be needed for the buffet so free tickets will be available for anyone who wishes to come. Numbers will be limited for health and safety reasons, so please only take a ticket if you can attend.
A Spiritual Bouquet will also be given to him so please fill in the lists at the back of church with your prayer offerings.
Finally, there is another list requesting desserts for the buffet supper.
During the past eleven years Fr John has worked tirelessly for us all, this will be a small way of showing him our appreciation.