We began the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the 18th.
Tonight’s meeting began with a said Mass, offered for Christian Unity during which we prayed for all Christian Leaders particularly the Holy Father Pope Benedict, Bartholomew the Ecumenical Patriarch, Rowan Archbishop of Canterbury, Keith the Ordinary, Stephen Bishop of Chelmsford, Norman and David Suffragens, The Leaders of the Reformed Tradition and for all those who profess the faith of Christ Crucified.
After Mass and refreshments we had a short “business” meeting. It was proposed that in future we should have a retiring collection which would be used to make a contribution to St. Augustine’s Parish for the heat and light that we use and that we would then make a contribution to the Ordinariate. This was in the light of the information Father Mervyn gave the meeting about the various items of correspondence he had received concerning the finances of the Ordinariate.
The date for the Passover Meal would be Palm Sunday at St. Augustine’s Vicarage. Members would be asked to prepare items for the meal. During the next two meetings we would consider the origins of the Passover Meal in the Old Testament and it’s development into the Last Supper in the New Testament.
The possibility of a mid-week Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was discussed and more details would be obtained and we would discus this again in February.