Posted on: 11/02/2021
Good morning - there’s no let-up in this cold spell, is there?
How about a little poem from Dryden for these days?
Happy the man by John Dryden
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own;
He who, secure within, can say:
’Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine,
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not heaven itself upon the past has pow’r;
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.’
Thanks be to God.
Now, two bits of business:
Firstly, following on from our last parish forum meeting, we will gather again next Thursday, 18 February at 7.00pm, to continue our discussion on the way forward. I have asked Mr John Griffin of the Diocesan Formation Team to join us and facilitate our conversation. More details next week. Everyone is welcome.
Secondly, I want to respond to the challenge which is constantly being thrown at us - to walk 10,000 steps a day. However, I think it should have a purpose beyond my assuming a slim, lithe figure (as if). I would like to be sponsored with the proceeds being shared between CAFOD (its Lenten appeal is 'Walk for Water') and the Alzheimer's Society. I would like to make it something of a Lenten pilgrimage by walking round St Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley, whilst praying for all our families and friends who are buried there.
What do you think?
St Joseph, guardian of our parish, pray for us
Posted: 25 April 2021
Good morning - I hope you’re well. Please remember to pray for vocations and specifically from our parish.
Posted: 23 April 2021
Good morning - such glorious weather. It makes one reflect on the unseasonableness of so much of our weather patterns which affect us for sure but have an enormous impact on the poorer countries fo the world.
Posted: 22 April 2021
Prayer is interesting isn’t it? Rarely easy, sometimes tough; sometimes directed, sometimes aimless;