On this Remembrance Sunday we are very conscious of the strange circumstances surrounding this year’s Act of Remembrance in churches, chapels, memorials and war cemeteries as our churches remain closed and the annual memorial held by the Royal British Legion here at Whitchurch has been cancelled due to the ‘Firebreak’. For over a century the silence, prayers, the laying of the wreath by the Sovereign and the march past of veterans and their widows has spoken clearly of gratitude and respect, a gratitude and respect we continue to maintain in a new way this year.
Today at St. Teilo’s we will celebrate a Requiem Mass for all those who have died in war. We can pray for all of the departed who have lost their lives as a result of the inhumanity of war.
At the end of Mass, we will have two minutes’ silence as an Act of Remembrance. Our silence is one of prayer. The expression of our gratitude to those who served and have died is prayer and the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for their souls. “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” May they rest in peace. AMEN
Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.
This week’s newsletter can be found here.
During this month of November, we will pray for the Faithful Departed at Mass every day. We will remember especially those included on the November List of the Dead. In this time of restricted Masses, we have set up a ‘virtual’ November List of the Dead to remember those of our departed friends and loved ones who are on their last great journey towards the eternal light of God. It can be viewed on the Parish Website.
If you haven’t yet had chance to add your family or loved ones to the list please email the names to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that St. Teilo’s will be open for Mass at 10.00am Tuesday, Thursday and next Sunday. If you would like to book for Tuesday, Thursday or next Sunday please telephone Carole on 07747 562847 between 11am and 1pm, tomorrow, Monday, November 9th.