A message from Fr John

Posted on: 18/03/2021

Dear Friends

Good morning

The rains in Kenya started on Sunday - Mothering Sunday; she trumps Patrick and Joseph this year.

A little humour from the Desert Fathers in the middle of Lent (and a retreat); I might have sent it before, but it bears re-telling.

A BROTHER asked one of the elders, saying: There are two brothers, of whom one remains in his cell, fasting six days at a time and doing a great deal of penance. The other one takes care of the sick. Which one’s work is more pleasing to God?
The elder replied: If that brother who fasts six six days at a time were to hang himself up by the nose, he could not equal the one who takes care of the sick.

Thank the Lord, then, for our doctors, nurses and carers.

We really need to continue our thinking through our vision (and all its practicalities) for the parish. Hopefully the lockdown will be lifted, albeit cautiously, and we must be ready to respond.
And so .. please do your best to attend the Parish Forum meeting his evening at 7.00pm.

St Joseph, guardian of the parish during these times, pray for us

Every blessing

Fr John
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