Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Attacks in Paris

A sad and tragic day in Paris as 12 people are murdered and others seriously injured. May the deceased rest in peace and may their loved ones be surrounded by friends and family. I went to Place de la Republique tonight to be present at a vigil of presence and solidarity. A Day of National Mourning on Thursday will have Mass at 8.30 a.m. at St Joseph's Church to honour the memories of those who died and pray for the injured. At 12 noon St Joseph's Church will welcome all who wish to remember those who died and were injured and to pray for reconciliation and peace.     A.T.

Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year 2015

Happy New Year on this second day of January! Went to Bray on 26th December and got back to Paris in time for the fireworks at Arc de Triomphe for midnight on 31 December. I enjoyed Christmas including the busy days here at Saint Joseph's Church. It seems so recent when there was great excitement waiting for 2000 to arrive. Now we are into the 15th year after of this millennium! One resolution is to try to keep up a more regular attention to this blog!      A.T.