Tuesday, 5 September 2017

"Beginning of the Year"

The last entry on this blog that I made was in June and entitled, 'End of the Year'. It seems that I took it to heart and now that summer is over, in one sense 'a new year beginning' seems appropriate. At least, that is how it feels. The schools are open again; St Joseph's Church has gone back to its normal schedule of five weekend Masses and our young people are starting on Sunday next their preparation classes for First Confession, Holy Communion and Confirmation. It is always good as they bring extra life to our community each weekend. We had the shock of the sudden death in July of the Head of Marymount School, Johanna Bambridge. May she rest in peace. Julio, at almost 92 years of age, was one of our oldest parishioners and he died in Spain while on holidays. May he too rest in peace. There were also weddings and baptisms during the summer months, bringing new life to our community. There is so much to catch up on - including your news if you would care to share it with us - but I will leave it at this for the moment. For better or worse, the blog is active!