I have had an enormous number of messages of appreciation of Fr Hugh Thwaites in the last week; he has touched the lives of many… through his example, his preaching, his presence and his cheerfulness. Hopefully now he will continue to touch even more lives through his prayers.That is a kind message from Fr Preston and it is lovely to hear that the Jesuits have arranged an usus antiquior Mass for Fr Thwaites at Farm Street.
We had the requiem Mass at the Jesuit parish in Boscombe, on the south coast on Friday last week, with the burial of his mortal remains in the Jesuit portion of the graveyard. There will be a Memorial Mass in the Extraordinary Form for him, celebrated by Fr John Edwards SJ, at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 11th September at Farm Street Church.
Blessings and prayers to you and all your families.
Fr. Dermot Preston SJ
(Don't forget that there will also be a Mass at 12noon on Saturday 29 September 2012 at St Bede's, Clapham Park.This will be a Solemn Requiem Mass celebrated according to the usus antiquior. Fr Linus Clovis will preach.)