Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Peter Oakley RIP

I have just discovered that Peter Oakley died on 23 March. If you have not seen  any of his videos on YouTube you have missed a treat. He started posting in 2006 and his videos are his reflections and musings on life coupled with some wonderful stories of his youth. His obit is in the Telegraph:

Do read it and look at the video clips.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

End of Mission Social

End of Mission Social - At 7.00pm on Saturday 22nd March the Parish is throwing a party to mark
the end of our Mission and to celebrate the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph. We are providing the
band and the food you just bring your own drink. It is free and you are all invited but please let us know if you are coming. RSVP by filling inthe form that you will find the link toon the Mission page of the ParishWebsite, by putting your name on one of the sheets at the back of the Church or by telephone to the Parish Office.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Strange abduction to the Planet Zog

It is rumoured that the missing plane has been captured by a giant star-ship from the Planet Zog in the Andromeda Galaxy. The plane has been captured so that the passengers and crew can be used for experimentation. It is expected that it will reappear in a couple of weeks time with all the occupants blissfully unaware that anything has taken place.
This sounds rather far fetched; but it makes as much sense as some of the speculation that has taken place in the media. Meanwhile we should pray for the passengers and crew that they are all safe and unharmed.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The Parish Mission - week one is over

Well the first week is over. This was a week of outreach trying to visit all the homes that are registered as belonging to Parishioners. Some have moved away, others are "Resting Catholics", some are regular church goers. We tried to visit them all without fear or favour guided by the team from the Sion Community. Hopefully we will continue with this programme of visits when the Mission is over. It is only by reaching out to people that the Church can hope to make a difference. If we sit back and wait for people to come to us we will slowly fade away.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Current Activities

Things are pretty good for us although rather hectic. I am finishing off my dissertation and extended essay. they are due in at the end of April. Hopefully, if they are OK, my Foundation Degree will be upgraded to an Honours Degree. As I am now "working" as a Permanent Deacon at our local church I am finding getting motivated a challenge. Sometimes I do wonder why I decided to go for this. I could have just stuck with the basic degree. Never mind - onward and upward!

We are both occupied at Church as we have a Parish Mission starting this coming weekend. Julia is in charge of hospitality which means getting a group of people together to provide  refreshments after all the services - including breakfast after the 6:30am Mass! She is also having to provide lunch and supper for the Mission Team that is visiting the Parish - this is up to 13 people. You will understand that she is quite busy!

Monday, 3 March 2014

Apologies for lack of activity

I must apologise for the lack of recent activity. I have been and am still rather busy finishing off my dissertation for my degree and also with the forthcoming Parish Mission. If you are interested in coming to the Mission the programme of events can be found by clicking here.