Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Warm Welcome from St Saviour's, Lewisham

Last weekend we visited St Saviour's parish in Lewisham where the parish priest, Fr Chris Connor, had very kindly invited us to speak about the work of the Vocations Office. I preached at the Mass and took the opportunity of the Gospel passage - the widow of Naim - to encourage the parishioners to take heart because God can bring about extra-ordinary transformations. Above all it was an invitation to them to take seriously the need to pray for vocations. At the end of the Mass one of the residents here spoke about the Vocations Centre and the impact it had on his own journey of discernment.
The photograph above shows some of our helpers at the Masses ready to hand out information sheets and Gift Aid envelopes to those who wanted to support our work in practical ways.
St Saviour's is one of our bigger parishes with a thriving community from all over the world. One thing that was very noticeable was the fact that almost everyone left Mass with great smiles on their faces.

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