Last Wednesday night I joined Katie, some of our parishioners and young people for the final Source at St. Mary's Cathedral. It was very well presented by our diocesan Youth Mission Team. The main speaker was a seminarian from Oscott seminary and he recounted his journey to making a decision to become a priest. It was humorous and deep at the same time. His many pilgrimages to Lourdes were of huge importance to his journey and decision. Our new Bishop Robert then made Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and we had silent adoration for a while. This was followed by a short talk by the Bishop. What particularly delighted me with the evening was the number of older folk who simply came to support and share in the evening. Yes, it was lively, and perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but there is no doubt that this type of evening has a very important role in addressing the needs of young people.
Thought from Fr. Colm - 5th April