Fr Shaun writes:
We stand on the verge of starting a New Year. What it will bring only the good Lord will know, and it is to him that we entrust everything. we place our hands into His knowing and trusting that the child born for us the Son of God entrusted to us will guide us and walk with us during the new year. Stay close to His Mother Mary and she will remain close to her children.
On behalf of Fr Francis and the Canon may I thank those kind and generous people who sent cards and gifts into mthe clergy of the parish. It is very much appreciated a token and gesture of your appreciation of us and how we try to serve you in the parish.
To everyone who has helped in anyway to run the churches, may I thank you all. I hope you will continue to do so in the New Year. It was great to msee such numbers attending the Christmas Masses I hope those faces continue to be present in the year ahead as we all strive to build up the Kingdom of God here in Lancashire!
He adds: I always wonder when do we stop saying Happy New Year to people…. I’m not one for seeing in the New Year, I prefer to be wrapped up in bed fast asleep. Yet here we are in 2020. For most people this weekend will be spent taking down Christmas trees and crib scenes , putting everything away for later this year! Schools will restart again on Monday 6th , back to work for the majority or another day in retirement! The book of life continues to write our story for us. Let’s try and make it an enjoyable read! Let’s fill the pages with good deeds, good will to all throughout the year ahead. The season of good will might be over, but the message has just begun. We are challenged to keep alive in our own lives, in our families and at large that God is with us. We step out into the unknown and are invited to place our hand into the hand of God, trusting him that all will be well.