We got the sunshine … the school children from Queen of Angels and St.
Olaf’s had the most beautiful days for their confirmation. And they
thoroughly deserved them as they were excellent in the preparation and in
the realisation of the ceremonies. So much
credit has to go to the teachers and the schools for all that was done and
a lot of credit has to go to the parish flower, liturgy, maintenance and
garden teams who had prepared the Church so splendidly for the occasion.
You can still see the profiles of the young people who received the
sacrament on the posters in the church. Fr Andrew O’Sullivan and Mons. Paul
Callan presided the Confirmations this year in an atmosphere of prayerful
Representatives from the Parishes were at an information meeting for the
World Meeting of Families and were updated on the ongoing preparations for
the Pope’s visit to Balally. The amount of organization and coordination
going in to the event is astonishing. Thousands of people from outside
Ireland are already signed up for the events.
Fr. Pádraig has produced a very interesting book “Whistle-blower” that
gives proper food for thought on the forthcoming referendum.
There is a lot going on in the parish at the moment and important events
and advances are to be announced over the next few weeks… don’t miss this
Thought for a lazy sunshiny day:
“I may be lazy, but I’ll never beat whoever named the fireplace.