Sunday, November 18, 2012

Another Thank You!

I got back on Friday evening from St John's Seminary, Wonersh, where the Vocations Directors' of England and Wales had gathered for their week-long annual conference. This year we welcomed Mgr Andrew Burnham from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham who presented to us Fr Paul Burch, the new Vocations Director for the Ordinariate. We also welcomed Fr Christopher Jamison from the National Office for Vocation who was with us for part of the week and who gave an account of the work of the National Office over the last year. This included the recent launch of the the National Vocations Framework an initial draft of which he had presented to us last year and which we were able to help recast to be more of a 'framework' than a series of action points.
More about the Conference later, for now I just want to acknowledge gratitude to the benefactors who have sent us things from the Amazon wish list on the side bar. We now have new bedside lamps for nearly all our bedrooms as well as a smart new dustbin for the kitchen. I am really grateful to everyone for their help and want to remind you that, by way of thanks, I celebrate Mass twice a month in the Vocations Centre for our benefactors.

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