Rest in peace, David.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of David, a Yr. 11 pupil of ours died from sudden illness on Tues. night and for his family. His friends and year mates are understandably in shock. We had a Mass for him Weds. morning with the whole year group at which 2 of his friends movingly offered to share the reading the 1st reading - “It’s the least we can do for him, sir."

We (our staff band) sung the below Matt Redman song, "Benediction" during communion. Providentially, I had already decided to use it for the Yr. 8 Mass we had been due to have that day with Bishop Tom. It couldn’t have been more appropriate: 

“May the Lord bless you
and keep you.
May the Lord smile on you,
shine his light upon you.
May the Lord lift you,
turn his face towards you,
give you His peace,
give you His peace,"


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