Monday, September 7, 2009

Back in the parish

Returned home this morning and, after a couple of hours sleep to mitigate the effects of jetlag and no sleep on a very cramped aircraft, pastoral work recommences, meeting a parishioner picking up her daughter from school in the church car park, and then a phone call from a couple asking for a passport to be signed. They then communicated the news that they are expecting their third child so the Book of Blessings was sought and a blessing duly given. There will be other more challenging pastoral matters ahead but it was good to be once again with the people of the parish.


  1. Welcome back to Britain ... grey, cold, miserable, wet, wintry ...

    Hey, cheer up; it'll soon be Christmas.

    God bless.

  2. I meant passport application form to be signed. No. Quite hot in these parts but, yes, the nights are drawing in.

  3. Welcome back! I hope you've returned renewed and ready to resume your pastoral ministry.

    God bless you!

  4. Glad you had a good time Stateside. A little humble advice - if you are asked for a blessing for an expectant Mother, look out the old ritual (now all legit) rather than the "Book of Blessings".

    (Notice how I never said anything nasty or insulting about the Book of Blessings!)


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