We are the parish which Includes Immaculate Conception and St. Dominic, Stone; Sacred Heart, Eccleshall; Holy Michael Archangel, Aston-by-Stone. We hope to keep you well informed during these strange times and offer some thoughts and prayers.
I hope you are having a happy and holy Easter. I am very pleased with our celebration of Holy Week. We managed to celebrate the Triduum with joy, solemnity and in safety. I thank our stewards and all who helped me to be able to celebrate our sacred services at this difficult time. I hope our Gospel reading from St. John will lift our spirits. Jesus finds the locked doors of the upper room no obstacle. We have been behind the locked doors of the pandemic. The apostle are fearful and intimidated as we have been for over a year now. Let us all feel the Lord’s Shalom- His unique gift of peace to the apostles and to us. The apostles are filled with joy at seeing the Lord. I hope this joy will find its way into all the aspects of our anxious lives.
On the nature front, I saw a hedgehog outside my French window. He/she’s on the small side. I will leave him/her plenty of cat food. My starlings are setting up their nests in the hedge again. A busy start to my mornings from now on making up their food.
A wonderful video of 3 year old Claire Ryann singing a song called Gethsemane about the last days of Jesus on earth. (with Polish subtitles)
Fr. Gerard X
Gift Aid – Certificates of Donation
Due to the pandemic the Diocese are unable to send out Certificates of Donation for the tax year 6th April 2019- 5th April 2020. Anyone requiring such a certificate should email email@example.com where your request will be dealt with.
At the moment Masses and some public services can now take place.
Our churches are open for Mass as follows:-
|Immaculate Conception & St Dominic, Stone|
|Sacred Heart, Eccleshall|