Thursday, April 5, 2012

A call to service

Tonight at the Mass of the Lord's Supper we will listen to John's Gospel when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.  It is a reminder to us all that we are called to service. our confirmation young people and other members of the parish will have the honour of having their feet washed by the Bishop. 

At the Chrism mass there are so many people involved in sharing their gifts and talents and responding to that call to service ... how many different services can you think of?
altar servers, choir, deacons, hospitality, cleaners, leaflet folders, organisers behind the scenes, priests, readers, people preparing vestments, serving in the shop, sorting chairs, and welcomers ... 

This morning at the Chrism Mass the Knights of St Columba welcomed the congregation.  When asked what they do as Knights of St Columba, they explained that they are called to serve in whatever way they can, and today that invovled welcoming .
Knights of St Columba, Chrism Mass 2012
whilst people had refreshments, tidied the cathedral, collected their oil, started getting ready for tonight's mass and the Triduum, Canon Luiz Ruscillo was given a certificate and made an Honorary member of the Knights of St Columba. 

For more information about the Knights of St Columba click here