Two sisters, fifteen years and ten, said 'can we have this every Sunday'?
Friday, 25 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
On the 24th September, mirabile dictu, I will have been a priest for 20 years. The 20th Anniversary is not usually commemorated with any particular ceremony, so friends and family must not be surprised at not receiving a particular invitation. IN five years time, they may certainly expect something.
However, I feel that the occasion is not without significance, so there will be Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in St Peter's, Shoreham (post code, for those with SatNav, BN43 5WF) at 7.30 on Thursday 24th September, Feast of our Lady of Ransom and Walsingham. All, and I mean all, are very welcome. Especially if you know me, please come, if you have nothing better to do, and forgive the lack of a particular invitation.
There will be a little celebration afterwards (emphasis on little, because I have no desire to steal the thunder of certain other priests celebrating much more significant anniversaries this year) in the hall. There won't be a meal, but there will be some nibbles and our little bar will be open. Bring a bottle to share, perhaps, and it will be gratefully received. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs in Shoreham where one might get a meal afterwards.
Those who feel that the Extraordinary Form is slightly strong meat are very welcome instead to gather with me (and concelebrate, if they wish) at 11.30am on the same day, at Christ the King, Steyning, where I will celebrate Mass in the Ordinary Form, and there will be also nibbles and something to drink in the parish room after.
Posted by Pastor in Valle at 14:21