Saturday, 17 September, in the afternoon there was an alert at a Church near Chatlet in the centre of Paris. Thank God, it turned out to be a false alarm. It is always a worry, especially at weekends and the prayers and efforts are to keep all people safe as they go about their lives.
Life is never simple. On a very minor level in comparison to the above, the website www.stjoeparis.org has been showing a strange opening page. The explanation is that a company in America holds the licence for the domain and every five years a payment must by made to them by St Joseph's Church. We did not get the reminder that this licence was due to expire as since the previous payment, our email address had changed. Efforts were made late into Saturday night to remedy this and will continue today. A wonderful friend of St Joseph's has built this website and keeps it going. Good work is also done on a daily basis from the parish office.
Now off to see the 200 young people who on Sundays have class at St Joseph's Church to prepare for 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, and Confirmation.
My heart will be in Croke Park this afternoon as Dublin, I hope, will life the Sam Maguire Cup for the second year in a row. How I would love to be there! A.T.