Welcome

Our Mission Statement

St Mary and St Romuald is a Catholic Christian community, commissioned by Baptism, nourished by Word and Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit in bearing witness to our faith in Jesus Christ as we strive to live by his gospel in loving service of one another and of our neighbour, building up his kingdom to the greater glory of God.

Telephone: 01642 781800email: revneilmcnicholas@gmail.com

Pandemic

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath—

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Center down.

And when your body has become still,

reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected

in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.

(You could hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives

are in one another’s hands.

(Surely, that has come clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils

of compassion that move, invisibly,

where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–

for better or for worse,

in sickness and in health,

so long as we all shall live.

–Lynn Ungar 11.03.20