09/24/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, You realize summer is over when the first two rounds of Family Centered Faith Formation and the first youth group meeting are over and confirmation is the next big event. We are grateful for all who make our Religious education programs possible. This year the number for confirmation is…

09/17/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the midst of disaster we often see the worst and the best of humanity. The inhumanity of the attacks on 9/11 are contrasted by the bravery of the police and services in the struggle to get people to safety. Men and women risked and lost their lives to save others….

09/10/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The rummage sale and all that happened before and after once again showed the great community that exists in this parish. The volunteers that came forward for setting up , for selling and for cleanup were unbelievable. There was fun and laughter and great sense of achievement and I…

09/03/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Sometimes I am amazed at how people do not read a question or because the answer is in the question, they believe it to be a trick. To give an example here are a number of responses from a recent religious education test. On what day of the week…

08/27/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last weekend Penny led the catechists in a training session in preparation for the beginning of the Religious Education program. An enormous amount of preparation is done before the first Family Centered Faith Formation session. Teaching aids, lesson plans, videos and training sessions. This year we had to search…

08/20/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have often looked at my sitting room or my bedroom and said “oh my God what a mess” and after an hour or so trying to tidy it thought it looked ten times worse. These days when I walk in to the lower level of the church I…

08/13/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When I was growing up the first Monday in August was what we in Britain and Ireland called a Bank Holiday. Originally Bank holidays were days when the banks were closed to catch up on accounts and eventually they became public holidays but the name remained in the culture….

08/06/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My mother came to Kenya the year after my father died. I was in the first mission that had opened in Nandi District. I had just taken over a few months previously. I had taken over from one of our priests who had been there a long time, and…

07/30/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, August is knocking at the door and the bags are packed or are being packed for college. The freshmen and women are setting off on their first adventure, their first independent venture. They are uneasy nervous, but there is no way they will admit it. Parents are worried that…

07/23/2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When I was growing up birthdays were low key. You might get some new clothes or shoes if you needed them. There were no lavish celebrations. Usually they were an ordinary day. A 21st birthday would be a little more special. As I get older I see birthdays and…