Pastoral Notes 18th September, 2016

Bits & Pieces
A Harvest Thanksgiving Mass is arranged for this time of year: ours is next Sunday 25th September. Our thanks to all who prepare the flowers and decorations this week, and through the year. New helpers are always welcome – the experienced ones are there to give advice or guidance where necessary.
On Tuesday we remember holy martyrs of Korea, where the faith arrived around the early 1800s through the apostolate of a number of lay people. A strong and devout Christian community was established even though there were no priests. The Church was led and nurtured almost entirely by lay people until 1836. In the persecutions which came soon in that century, again most were lay people. Our Sisters welcomed a number of Korean members over the years. We keep them all in our prayers.