New Catholic neighbour

Friday is meant to be my one ‘day off’ but now and again something comes along which warrants attention. Yesterday I was invited to the Induction Mass for the newly arrived Roman Catholic Priest. Mercifully it had stopped belting down with rain and the 5ยบ C temperature felt positively balmy after the recent freeze. The congregation was welcoming, there were many friends from our locality there and all the other churches in our ecumenical circuit were represented. The choir were in fine voice and so Fr Augustus was duly placed in office as parish priest and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for all our Catholic neighbours. It was one of those occasions when we were all reminded what we are really all about as followers of Jesus Christ – with the Eucharist at the heart of all our living and striving for justice and reconciliation. It was an encouraging event and I am glad I went

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