The parish retreat last weekend was a very worthwhile exercise for all who were present. Katie Flood led it with enthusiasm and a lightheartedness that was much appreciated by all. The setting was stunning, the accommodation was basic but very comfortable. We had a lovely cross section of ages which enhanced the mix. Our Masses and times of prayer were a great starting block for this, the Year of the Eucharist. We sadly lost another stalwart of the parish with the death of John West. John was a kind presence for the Saturday Vigil Masses, ensuring that all was in order. John’s health was not good, especially in recent years. May he now rest in peace. Our mass attendance slowly increases, so do please maintain a respectful distance in church. Thanks again for all your support. Our new governing bodies at St. Josephs and St. Thomas More met for their initial meetings. Can I thank them for offering their services, especially in these challenging times in education. The Year of the Eucharist is beginning, so please keep an eye to events are parish and partnership level.