New and Events for Week Beginning June 20th
Sunday June 20th we welcome you to join us for our Parish Mass at 10:00AM Fr Paul is our celebrant and preacher.
We read in the Gospel the well-known story of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. This surely must have been exceptionally fierce to frighten Andrew, Peter, James, and John—for they were very experienced fishermen. The twelve have awakened Jesus who calms the storm and then addresses them and their lack of faith.
The twelve are not wrong to wake Jesus. It would have been appropriate to warn Him of the danger, to ask Him to help bail the water, or to suggest He may need to get ready to swim. Violent storms and little ships are an unpleasant combination, and if the twelve had thought about it, they could have even asked if Jesus could do something about the raging wind also.
Jesus understands all our human limitations. He only teaches the crowds as much as they can hear (Mark 4:33), letting His simpler messages percolate in their hearts until they are ready for more. But He expects the twelve to be beyond such limitations. Despite our limitations (Mark 4:33), Jesus expects us to do the best we can with what we have. The disciples have seen Jesus heal physical ailments, cast out demons, and now quiet a storm. In Mark 5, they will see even more. What do we see through the eyes of faith?
Going deeper into your faith! Are you considering Confirmation? Or do you just feel that you need a refresher course in the basics of the faith? Fr Paul is hoping to begin a Confirmation study course very soon, and this course will also be open to anyone who would like to do this as a refresher course. We will be using the book “Faith Confirmed” as the course material. Please let Fr Paul know if you are interested and we can then look for suitable dates.
Each Friday at 12 Noon in Holy Trinity Church in Ramsgate we offer Mass in a more relaxed style with silence, music and reflecting the ancient Celtic tradition. All are welcome to join us from St Andrew’s.
HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL On Friday July 9th we shall be hosting the Annual School leavers service in Church. It is that special time when we send our leavers on their way to secondary school with God’s blessing.
Holy Baptism at HTR Saturday July 10th at Noon we shall welcome into the family of the Church Mazikeen Nicole McNamara. Please pray for this child and her parents and God-parents.
THE RICHBOROUGH FAMILY DAY AUGUST 7TH Will you join us for a great day out? Names to Fr Paul if you wish to travel with us by coach for the The Richborough Family Mass at St Albans Cathedral at 12noon then to Bishop Norman’s house for a picnic and Evensong at the Abbey. (Bring your own, but drinks provided) Cost £30
CHILDREN’S VIGIL MASS ON SATURDAYS AT 4:30PM
We offer a very short and child friendly Mass of about thirty to thirty-five minutes duration on Saturdays at 4:30PM as a Vigil Mass for the Sunday. This is an age-appropriate Mass, with only one Gospel reading and a special simple Eucharistic prayer for children.
This will run until Fr Paul has his annual leave – July 10th then during school summer holidays there will be no Saturday Vigil until Sunday School re-opens in September.
The PCC will meet on July 6th in Church at 6:00PM. Agenda items to Colleen Kite please.
Fr Paul on Annual Leave. Fr Paul will be taking two weeks off duty from July 10th until 25th. Apart from sick leave and surgery this is the first time he has been off duty for over 15 months. Once again, we are indebted to Fr Michael for amazing his ministry to us.
Tea on the Terrace at Holy Trinity!
Will you support our Church by bringing all your friends to our Afternoon Cream Tea On the Terrace Special. This event will take place on Saturday July 24th from 2:00PM – 4:00PM with stalls. If you can offer items for the Bric-a-Brac stall, cakes for the Cake stall, or items for the Raffle, then please speak to Mary or Clive after Mass.