Pastoral Notes 1st January, 2017

Your priests pray for everyone for this new year, homes and families and perhaps a new year’s resolution regarding Mobile Phones. These have become useful and practical helps for so many of us. Your priests have often to carry round two – one for the hospital and one for themselves. On the other hand, we know they can begin to take over our lives and become even a danger, as we have read about tragic road accidents. At Mass we priests have to turn both our phones off – at least we try to remember: we can’t go to hospital during Mass! Turning off a phone is something easy to forget, but this is a brief plea to try and get into a good habit. Many thanks, and blessings for 2017.