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”
In his wide-ranging new book Let Us Dream, written in conversation with Austen Ivereigh, Pope Francis writes about female roles in the Church, saying that “allowing women’s perspectives to challenge existing assumptions” is something he has tried to focus on as Pope, appointing women to positions where they can “shape the culture” and “influence the visionContinue reading “Women in the Church”
On World Day of the Poor, and drawing on the day’s Gospel about using our talents, Pope Francis urges us to “use what God has given you and look at the poor.” In the Gospel, good servants are those who take risks, he said. “They are not cautious and watchful, they do not keep whatContinue reading “World Day of the Poor”
CAFOD have launched a means for each of us to write, via their web site, to some brave people who are struggling to protect their communities’ human rights and lands against the aggressive actions of international mining and farming companies. A message from you will be the perfect way to start Advent and it will help showContinue reading “Writing to the Frontlines”
The First Holy Communion Mass is on the 5th December at 10am. Please pray for the children and their families. (From Nan)