One of the important features of the faith is the conviction that we are not alone: the Church is one body and contained within it are all those who have departed this life. I know how important it is for many people in the parish that they remember and honour family members who have died; one only has to look at the newsletter to see the many Masses said for the departed.

November is quickly approaching - the month in particular when we commemorate the Holy Souls - and if anyone would like to add their loved ones to the calendar please contact me including the name and dates of the person to be included.