Friday, June 08, 2007
Thanks for the Prayers
In the last post I asked for prayers for our Vocations day at the Sacred Heart School. Thanks for those prayers. We had a great day at the school today. We arrived there just before 8am where me met the enthusiastic head of RE, Gerry Foley (who is an 'old boy' of my parish) and had a chance to see where we would be meeting the young people. The Headteacher invited us to meet the Staff at the pre-school briefing. The school is in a Novena to the Sacred Heart and today the religious sister who leads the chaplaincy team led us in a reflection which was followed by a prayer led by Mr Foley. There was a lot of laughter in the staff room and it was a good atmosphere. We were able to introduce ourselves which was also very good.
Apart from the individual presentations (mentioned in the last post) we had a thoroughly enjoyable Q&A session in the afternoon. We were also blessed by the presence of Br John Bosco who led us in a music session in preparation for the Mass which followed.
I'm really grateful for the invitation to go into the school and for the opportunity of spending the day with the youngsters. I'm particularly grateful to the Friars for joining us (and to Fr Sylvester who preached at the Mass) as well as to the Little Sisters of the Poor and to Declan who took a day off work to be part of our mission team today.