Congratulations to Fr. Patrick Harrigan
Many sincere congratulations to Fr. Patrick who was ordained to the priesthood last Friday. It was a lovely celebration and we were very happy to present Patrick with a cheque from the parish as a sign of our love and appreciation for him. Patrick will have a few weeks holiday now and then will begin his priestly life as a curate in St. Mary’s parish in Stirling. We wish him well and assure him of our prayers for him as he begins this new stage in his life.
Ss. Peter and Paul
In the year 395, St. Augustine of Hippo said of Ss. Peter and Paul: “Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. And so, we celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles' blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.”
Peter’s Pence Collection
Peter’s Pence is an annual collection taken up on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul for those most in need. The offering is a gesture of fraternity with which each member of the faithful can participate in the Pope's action in support of the most needy who turn to the Apostolic See for help. The collection will be taken up today because this year the feast was supplanted by Sunday.
God bless you all,
Fr Patrick, Fr Jamie, Sr. Mary Simone and Deacon Peter