This weekend we welcome the staff of our parish primary school, St Thomas the Apostle School, to our 9.00am Sunday Mass. The staff is larger than ever, reflecting the fact the school now has an enrolment of just over 600! As we welcome the staff to our Sunday Mass it reminds us of what an important place the school has in the life of our parish, and how active it is in urging students and families to discover and know deeply their Catholic identity and to live that with joy, bearing the fruits of their faith for the whole community in which we live. Like St Thomas, this can only happen when Jesus is at the very centre of our daily life, as “our Lord and our God.” We express our deep gratitude for the dedication of the school staff and we pray God’s blessing for all of them as they seek to assist our children to know Jesus and to follow him as missionary disciples.
May God bless you all, Fr Denis