Vespers and Vino ... prayer, wine and good company
Although the Year of Grace officially starts on Pentecost Sunday, St Mary’s parish Mudgee has already started one of the initiatives planned for this year.
Vespers and Vino is an opportunity for different parish groups to come together for prayer and socializing. Each month during school term the parish will host an evening beginning with Evening Prayer of the Church at 5.45pm in the Church, followed by wine and cheese in the parish centre from 6.00-6.30pm. Participants are asked to make a voluntary donation to help cover the cost of the evening.
The first evening was held on Thursday 26th April and was a great success. The Extraordinary Ministers of Communion in Mudgee and Gulgong parishes came together for prayer and mutual support.
During Evening Prayer Fr Greg gave a reflection on the act of receiving communion during the liturgy: using our bodies, our sight and our voice.
The next Vespers and Vino is planned for Thursday 17th May for the readers in Mudgee and Gulgong parishes.