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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.
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for 45 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was three in April - time flies
I am now ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my third year of ministry.