The Men’s Retreat Group held another Zoom session yesterday (Thursday). Again, it was a small and relaxed discussion, this time led by Andrew. These sessions are a stop-gap for this year’s cancelled retreats at Buckfast Abbey. Interested? Contact The Portico, or John Cousins direct.
If you are looking for a last minute stocking filler for the thinking person in your life, can I recommend Let us Dream: a Path to a Better Future by Pope Francis. This is a very readable discussion of some of the problems facing us today: Covid, refugees, climate change, arms race, women in theContinue reading ““Let us Dream”: a recommendation”
A funeral mass was celebrated for Lucy Fanning on Wednesday morning. Although most parishioners would not have known her, it was a tribute to Lucy’s gentle, child-like faith and love of God that almost all who used to help Lucy make her Holy Communion at her residential home attended her Requiem.
Looking back, the better to move forward! Fr John assembled a small group of parishioners earlier this week week, to test how best to engage the parish in the self-audit to be carried out here in Truro, as requested in Bishop Mark’s “A Precious Place”. The aim is for our community to assess realistically ourContinue reading “A Parish Self-Audit”
Bishop Mark’s recent document on re organisation within the Diocese, makes regular reference to ‘The Pastoral Conversion of the Parish Community’, which was issued from the Vatican during the summer. On Christian initiation it says ‘It is a journey that is ongoing’ ‘not as a duty to fulfil, a rite of passage’ as ‘an ongoingContinue reading “Reflection: “A Precious Place””
Nine of our parish children made their First Holy Communion at a special Mass celebrated yesterday (5 December 2020). Although numbers were severely restricted to the children and some family due to the current pandemic, many others were able to join them in spirit through the live-stream. It was the delayed culmination of a longContinue reading “First Holy Communion – a Special Day!”
We understand that here in Truro, a small team is helping Fr John to prepare the way for a parish self-audit, as suggested in Bishop’s recent document A Precious Place. Meanwhile, in response to readers’ suggestions, we have produced a Short Summary of A Precious Place to help and stimulate you to examine the longerContinue reading “A Precious Place: Update”
Thank You to Truro’s own little ‘Secret Santas’ Lucia and Sophia, Marie and David, Maggie, Hywel, Eve and Iestyn who last week put together these goodies into ‘essentials’ bags for the homeless in Truro. Well done!!
Thanks to readers for your generosity in providing Christmas day boxed meals. As well as those who are putting together their own boxes, the SVP have had donations for seven more communal boxes that Tony Barber is very kindly putting together – thank you Tony!
We are sad to announce that Sr Kathleen passed away on the night of 29 November 2020. Many in our community will have fond memories of Sr Kathleen and Sr Edith of the Sisters of Notre Dame, who spent many years working in the Truro parish before retiring to the motherhouse. Sr Kathleen sent aContinue reading “Sr. Kathleen, RIP”