Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Well done St Ann's! . . .

Along with other priests in our diocese, in my inbox yesterday was an email requesting information about our parish to help our Bishop in his preparation for the Ad Limina visit to Rome in January.

In taking a few moments to look at the questions and give answers, I couldn't help but notice from what I had written what a lively, vibrant, engaged and engaging parish we have here at St Ann's.

We have excellent, committed catechetical teams, youth leaders, prayer groups; a fantastic choir and musicians and a very dedicated organist and musical director etc. etc. . . . the list goes on. We have a prayerful community with regular Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Benediction, and Stations of the Cross; good numbers at weekday Masses, participation in the Prayer of the Church on a regular basis and there are many more signs of a healthy parish.

I just thought I'd write a few lines to congratulate everyone and say, 'Keep up the good work. We're doing all right here in Banstead - now let's double our efforts!'

Update: If you 'double click' on the collage of photos at the top of the page you'll be able to see a larger version.


Cindy said...

Well of course, we parishioners have always known what a great parish we have here at St Ann's!

It's good to know that you feel the same way Fr Míċeál :-)

E.F. (pastor emeritus) said...

and well done to both the PP and the Parish. I have heard it said that a parish gets the priest it deserves, and a priest gets the parish he deserves!

Flick Saunders said...

Couldn't agree more with the comments already sent in. We are fortunate to be part of a vibrant and prayerful parish - and may it always remain so and be somewhere where newcomers and 'old timers' find a place of refuge, comfort and support both spiritually and emotionally. The comments were very encouraging Fr Miceal and
thank you for what you do for us all. May you and St Anns be linked for many years to come!

Khoi said...

Congratulations to you and your parishioners!