Come and join us at our annual THANK YOU TO OUR PRIESTS at the Chrism Masses at
Westminster Cathedral (Tuesday of Holy Week, March 18th, 12 noon)
Arundel Cathedral (Wednesday of Holy Week, March 19th, 6pm) - first time we've done it there
St George's Cathedral, Southwark (Holy Thursday, March 20th, 10.30 am)
We have placards saying "Thank you to our priests" and we hand out holy cards with a suitable Scriptural quote and a message of thanks. It's all sponsored by Catholic women. Come and join us! The Chrism Mass includes some glorious prayers as the oil is blessed that will be used in baptisms and anointing of the sick in the coming year...
The significance of this was brought home to me today when the parish priest brought my mother Holy Communion at home, and gave her the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. It was a very beautiful thing to be there as the wonderful prayers were said.
Incidentally, I will take this opportunity to thank people who have sent good wishes during this time that my mother has been unwell. She's now getting much better. She hopes to be able to get along to the local church for Mass fairly soon...