3:53pm Wednesday 9th May 2012
April 29 was the fourth Sunday in Easter time and also Good Shepherd Sunday. This set the theme for the week. During mass, the confirmation candidates came forward to make their declaration of interest. Bishop Christopher Budd came will come on Friday, May 18 for the sacrament of confirmation. Prayers were asked for Jo-Anne Upton, who recently died. In the evening the University Catholic Students Society met in the presbytery.
On Tuesday evening the Bible Study group held their regular meeting and the Word and Spirit group met in the hall. On Wednesday morning mass was said at Culdrose and in the evening at St Mary’s, Falmouth. After this the third episode of the DVD Catholicism was shown in the hall. The subject was “the mystery of God” and it looked at the Biblical story of Moses and the burning bush, and they mysterious name of God: “I am that I am” and also at the problem of evil. Could a good God create what was evil?
On Thursday morning the funeral of Jo-Anne Upton was held. In the evening there was a meeting for parents of the children preparing to make their first holy communion. On Friday morning mass was said at Tremough Campus in the chapel lecture theatre. At St Mary’s School there was a taster session for parents about the course “Life with children,” run by the Catholic Children’s Society. St Piran’s Church, Truro, organised a special day of recollection and there was also a day of instruction and devotion at Lanherne Convent. In the evening the confirmation candidates had a meeting in the hall. On Saturday morning mass was said at St Mary’s, Helston.
Sunday, May 6 was the fifth in Easter time. The reading from St John’s gospel reported Jesus saying: “I am the true vine.” This set the theme for the week, that the vine must bear fruit. After mass donations were collected to give some help to the many staff who have lost their jobs because of the devastating fire at Falmouth Beach Hotel, where St Mary’s parishioners have often enjoyed their functions, most recently B-Beautiful. The Guides and Brownies decided, entirely on their own initiative, to have a cake bake and sale for this fund, remembering the Guide’s law – a Guide is a friend to all,” and the promise to help other people at all times.
Sister Augustine took part on Sunday in the sponsored Fun Run at Dorchester, in aid of Bishop Christopher’s Silver Jubilee Fund for seminarians. In the evening a concert in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care was held at Falmouth Methodist Church.
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