The Feast of the Assumption – Wednesday 15th August
The Assumption is our Patronal Feast here at the Cathedral. We will celebrate the feast as usual with a Pontifical Mass (i.e. with the Archbishop) at 12.45pm, but this year we will also celebrate with a short organ Recital by our new Organist Simon Leach after the 7pm evening Mass. The Recital will be entitled “In Praise of Mary” and will feature music dedicated to Our Lady over the centuries. It will be followed by a Champagne Reception (sic!) in the Café and the opportunity to meet Simon personally. Put the date in your diary and do come along.
Thanks to all those who responded to this appeal last week, but we are still looking for parishioners who might have specific expertise and who might be willing to help the parish by donating their time and talents! Specifically, we are looking for people who might have expertise in Event Management, grant applications and heritage and museums. If you have experience or expertise in these fields and if you might be willing to lend a hand could you please speak to one of the priests after Mass, or alternatively to Nicola McDonagh (St Mary’s) or Rosemary Milligan (St Andrew’s).
“We human beings are all fundamentally the same. We all belong to a common, broken humanity. We all have wounded, vulnerable hearts. Each one of us needs to feel appreciated and understood.” ― Jean Vanier.
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God bless you all, Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie and Deacon Peter