Parish Merger Mass
Greetings. I hope you had a lovely summer. Now that the preliminary work is over and the Bishop along with the Council of Priests have agreed our proposed Merger, I can inform you that we will formally Merge our three Parishes on Saturday the 26th November at 1200hrs at a Mass where the Decree formalising our Merger will be read out. The Mass has to be celebrated in St Osmund’s as this will be the Named Parish Church.
Naturally, everyone is invited to attend the Mass. Seating is tight, as you know, and there will be an overspill area created in St Osmund’s Parish Hall where the Liturgy can be followed on television if need be.
It is an historic event in the life of our three parishes and, as you have made clear to me, is the correct way forward. I do hope you can be part of the celebration. There will be a reception in Elizabeth Hall afterwards and I hope to see you there too.
A great deal of work has gone into making the merger possible and I would like to thank all those who have contributed so much of their time, expertise and good will. Without you it would not have happened. Love and prayers, Anthony