After the morning Mass and confessions I had two rounds of baptisms. We now have so many baptisms that we have had to increase the available times. In addition to Sunday afternoon and during the late morning Mass on Sundays, we offer a further two slots on Saturday mornings.
The last baptism was a little bit late so I relied on a visiting seminarian to put things away for me as I dashed off to New Malden to give a couple of talks at the Study Day for those doing the Maryvale Catechists' Course. Then it was back to the parish for the evening Mass.
Sometimes lay people wonder what we do all day. Some even think our life must be boring! It's not. To be a priest is a wonderful vocation with each day bringing its own specific joys and excitements.