Joy to the world, the Lord has come!

Joyful expectation turning to joyful celebrations! Happy Christmas!! May the Prince of peace unite us as we gather with our families despite the hardships. Our wonderful celebrations this year could never have gone ahead without so many people giving their time and skill to the parish. Our warmest thanks to the Altar Servers and Sacristans, Choirs, Crib & Flower arrangers and Church Decorators, our  fantastic Cleaners, Readers, Ministers of Holy Communion, Catechists, Helpers at Masses, Collectors & Counters and Gift Aid team, Repository, Children’s/Youth Liturgy helpers, the various Prayer Groups, and all those people who work so tirelessly throughout the year behind the scenes.  Those who look after St Mary’s and St Katherine’s, the Parish committees – Finance, Building, Bazaar, Social and Safeguarding. To those who take communion to, and visit the sick and housebound. The Sisters of Mercy and Schools including Headteachers/Teachers. We are so blessed to have so many dedicated parishioners. Wishing you and your families ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!’  

Fr Moses Amune, msp