What a week it has been, for Bishop Bill, and for us in our diocese! I trust the words Bishop Bill used to begin his Pastoral Letter are the words that bring hope and comfort to him and to us – Lead Kindly Light.
I note that on this Sunday of my writing this message, the diocese has been asked by Bishop Bill to hold a special Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday, which is held on the Sunday on or prior to the 15 September.
For those of you who open this message on a Tuesday, you will be reading and reflecting on it on the last day of winter, while still being in lockdown in different parts of Australia. My regular readers are aware that my week begins with writing this message on a Sunday evening, usually after celebrating Mass at the Cathedral.
What a glorious weekend, even for staying at home. Mass at home, at least provides some connection with the universal worshipping community, who are celebrating with us for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. I must admit that I am missing gathering around the ‘Table’, in the flesh and receiving Holy Communion, much more so this year than last year.