Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Post Summer Fair 2014

Great work has been done by our faithful volunteer who has counted and prepared for banking the proceeds of the Summer Fair. We are really blessed in the help people give to the community here at St Joseph's Church. Everyone who won a prize in the Tombola draw on Sunday was contacted by Monday afternoon to give the winners the good news! Again, the help of people is wonderful.

The Passionist Provincial from St Patrick's Province arrived on Monday and left Wednesday to make his annual visit. It one of my roles since 2012 to be his 1st Consultor (assistant). Each month or six weeks the Provincial and his council meets in Ireland to discuss the best ways to help our Passionist communities in Ireland, Scotland and Paris and to advance the ministry that it is our privilege to exercise. I will go to Dublin for one of these meetings on 10th June. A big item on our agenda in the past year is the hand over to locally born Passionsts in Africa ending dependence on Ireland/Scotland and to live as brothers with responsibility for the development of Passionist Life in Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. Passionists from Ireland/Scotland landed in South Africa in 1952. To hand over to local Passionists has been a long time coming. They will always have our support and prayers.

I hope that Summer will soon come to Paris and give us back some sunshine. A

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