17 Sep 2021 1 Comment

An Exciting Journey

Well, this is my first piece for the parish newsletter and I must start off with an apology for not producing anything for you for last week. As you can imagine, the first few days after a move are always hectic. It has taken me almost 10...
20 Aug 2021 2 Comments

A Final Farewell from Fr Tom

Last week I ran out of space and time as I was recounting all the wonderful initiatives that happened here over the last few years and I promised I would continue this week. But as I started writing I went off on a tangent and have written...
13 Aug 2021 0 Comment

Reflections

My Dad passing away last week came as a shock even though I knew he was going downhill quite rapidly. When I saw him last week, he had only been discharged from hospital two days previously, I felt he had weeks to go but little did we all...
30 Jul 2021 0 Comment

The Hand of God

When I was asked to write a reflection for this week's Newsletter, I began to think, where do I start? Then I realised that there are three deeply significant dates that remain etched in my memory which have revealed where I have...
23 Jul 2021 1 Comment

New Beginnings

It’s difficult to find words to describe this last week. I knew announcing that I am taking time out would challenge me, but I hadn’t anticipated how much. Change can be unsettling but very positive and that is what I am finding. I...
16 Jul 2021 0 Comment

Important Announcement

This was not the way I expected to be sharing this news with you but nothing about the last eighteen months has been predictable, I don’t know why I expected this last week of restrictions to be any different. I had prepared myself to...
25 Jun 2021 0 Comment

Communications Break

We are taking a little communications break over the next couple of weeks after what has been a full-on year for our social media (SM) and community interaction. The pandemic and the isolation the lockdowns brought changed the way our SM...
18 Jun 2021 0 Comment

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day: We wish all Fathers, both temporal and spiritual a very happy Father’s Day this Sunday. Many Dads sacrifice so much for their families and many priests give of themselves to their people. We remember in gratitude the...
11 Jun 2021 0 Comment

Growing and Welcoming New Members

I have not been very plugged in to the world around me over the last few weeks. My Dad has just been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and with other health complications the early signs were that the cancer was aggressive. Mercifully that’s...
4 Jun 2021 0 Comment

What makes you happy?

Have you got the gift of knowing what makes you happy? I say gift because being happy and knowing what makes you happy is a beautiful thing and not everyone know what makes them happy. Some people seem to just have it, for others it is...