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CHANGE by Father Richard

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CHANGE

Changes are coming. From the end of October Canon Noonan will become Parish Priest of Shefford and Biggleswade. Father John Danford will become Parish Priest of Leighton of Buzzard and Flitwick. There will be ‘ordinarily’ one Mass on Sunday in Shefford and Flitwick and two Sunday Masses here in Biggleswade. The two Sunday Masses for Biggleswade will be 6:30 pm Saturday and 11.00 am Sunday. To continue to maintain and enhance the fabric of the Parish is vital if the Parish Community is to survive, and survive as a living witness of God’s presence among the people of Biggleswade. Programs of Baptism Preparation, R.C.I.A. and Holy Communion and Confirmation will be worked on between the Parish Priest and the Deacons.

So far maintenance and improvements to the property has been a shared responsibility between me, the Parish Priest, Alban Macdonald, Chris Barker (The Finance Committee), various voluntary gardeners, Michael Brett, Alison and Harry Grundy, Alban Macdonald etc . . .

Lots of people have helped along the way. Carolyn Blake, Rosario DiMarco, the people of the cleaning rota, Flower Ladies, Pat Smyth, John Lang etc.

Sue Lang has been a vital help in setting up the Office.

Maria Leer and Jackie Hardy are kingpins in the catechetical programme.

Maria Bullock, who has been cleaning here for 20 years, both in the house and the church deserves a special thank you for her tremendous help and constancy throughout the years. Maria is our only paid employee; her service to the priest and people have gone far beyond what could be paid for.

Thought has to be given as to how to continue both improving and maintaining the material ’plant’.

Suggestions will be invited at a later date. Please think about providing a present and a future for our community of faith.

Father Richard
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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

So many of Jesus’s descriptions of the spiritual life are drawn from nature. Today’s parable of the sower is no exception.

Scattering seed is always going to be a risky business. 100% success is never achieved. I like to think that the seed that germinates and bears fruit, now a hundredfold etc. . . is a priestly people, a people set apart to intercede with Jesus on behalf of a fallen world.

Who knows the power of prayer better than Jesus, who invites us to join Him in pleading for the salvation of the world? Some people will bear fruit a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty…. But bear fruit we will.

Have a good week.

Fr. Richard
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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Mankind has wondered through the ages whether or not there is a God, and if there is what he/she is like. Some have even wondered whether this God is accessible – can we be in a relationship?

The Good News is… Jesus Christ. He says that to have seen Him is to have seen the Father, to be in a relationship with Him is to be in a relationship with the Father.

You do not have to have any other qualification for relationship except to be human.

Experiment… come to me all you who labour and are overburdened…

Have a good week.

Fr. Richard
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