We invite everyone to partake in our parish mission run by the Sion Catholic Community from June the 25th until July 10th. This is a fitting opportunity to inspire and strengthen our parish before the 90th anniversary of St Peter’s Church and in the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.
The theme of the mission is “Renew and Unite us in Your Spirit”
The prayer team has composed a beautiful mission prayer. Please say our prayer daily for the success of the mission:
Father we praise you for
Your great love and compassion.
Send your Holy Spirit to renew our hearts
So that by your grace we may be filled
With love for you and for our neighbours.
Show us the path of life and
The fullness of joy in your presence.
Unite us in our faith
In our knowledge of your Son
And in works of service,
So that together we may build up
The Body of Christ.
Glory be to You from
Generation to generation in the Church
And in Christ Jesus forever and ever.
Our Lady, Help of Christians: Pray for us!
St. Peter: Pray for us!
St Stephen: Pray for us!
St Gregory: Pray for us!
St Thomas More: Pray for us!
We appreciate the many people who have volunteered to assist in the mission. If you would like to volunteer or would like further information, please contact either Wini Meikle, firstname.lastname@example.org or Imelda Weingart-West , email@example.com, or contact via website.
Team co-ordinators for the mission are:
PRAYER CO-ORDINATOR – LIZ DARLISON
MUSIC CO-ORDINATOR – MARIE O’BRIEN
HOSPITALITY CO-ORDINATOR – HILARY KEMP and ANNE WHITMARSH
ART WORK CO-ORDINATOR – CLARE GREY and PIP REDDING
PUBLICITY CO-ORDINATOR – TINA BACKHOUSE.
VISITING WITH SION COMMUNITY CO-ORDINATOR – LIZA NAHAJSKI,
ACCOMMODATION CO-ORDINATOR – CLAIRE CAFRINE
TRANSPORT CO-ORDINTOR – PIERS ARMSTRONG
CENSUS AND VISITING LIST CO-ORDINATOR- MARCUS WHITFIELD
and SUE BROADBENT and SUE MASSER,
PRINTING AND PHOTOCOPYING CO-ORDINATOR – LIZ EASTHAM and
SOCIAL CO-ORDINATOR – CLAUDINE KEIGHER
YOUTH EVENT CO-ORDINATOR – CLARE FLYNN
ECCUMENICAL LIASION – PETER MCMANUS
The top picture shows the altar at Sion HQ, with a call for us to pray for all the parishes having Missions this year. Courtesy of Imelda Weingart.
The picture below is of the Mercy Doors at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, courtesy of Fr Lawrence Lew OP.