The first snow of the year arrived yesterday but did not linger. It is still cold but those of us with a roof over our heads cannot complain. There are so many who do not have this and the little I and others can do to help must be done with generosity. Regularly, the Youth Adult Ministry along with other parishioners, prepare at St Joseph's around 200 meals and bring them out onto the streets for those in great need.
Last Sunday I had the joy of offering Mass at the Irish College, Paris. It was great to meet that lovely congregation again. It won't be long until I am back there for the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. This year, our second, will be bigger and better than last year!
This Saturday there is a Confirmation Retreat for Candidates from St Joseph's and Marymount School Paris. This is a significant moment in their lives and next day is their Enrolment Mass at St Joseph's. There is something about signing a name to commit to the Sacrament that brings home the significance of the step they are about to take. In this day and age, I admire so much the young people and their families who come forward to continue the journey of faith.
Back again soon, I hope! AT