Fr Mark’s November message reflects on Remembrance.
November is a month of remembrance we start on at St Mary’s Priory on November 2nd with All Souls when at the Requiem Mass we will remember the faithful departed (including all those whose funeral the clergy have conducted over the last eleven months). Nine days later on November 11th we will mark Remembrance Sunday, when we remember all who gave their lives for Queen and Country. The following Wednesday the Parish Fellowship will hold its annual Remembrance Evening.
This year we will also remember those who have been killed or seriously injured in Road Traffic Accidents with a Road Peace Service at St Mary’s Priory at 4pm on November 17th.
Remembering, is of course, at the heart of our worship in the Holy Eucharist. When, as we are commanded by Jesus, we relive the Last Supper he had with his disciples before he hung on the cross. Remembering or re assembling the experience is what we are doing at the Eucharist. In so doing we are recalling what Jesus did for us.So in a similar way we do at the other services of remembering this month. We remember those we have lost and re-call what they meant to us / did for us, and thank God for it.