My regular readers are aware that my usual pattern for writing this message is to sit at my desk on a Sunday evening. So here I am at the beginning of a new week having had a very engaged weekend in the life of the diocese.
What a week it has been for those of us immersed in the many ceremonies that make up our Holy Week. Just over a week ago, my family welcomed Rowan Samuel into the family of the Catholic Church at his Baptism. It was a lovely celebration with the priest being attentive to Rowan and sharing in the joy of this sacrament. As he offered Rowan the candle with the words, “Receive the light of Christ”, Rowan reached out with enthusiasm, bringing great joy to those gathered to celebrate. I hope he always walks as a child of the Light.
Transform us as you transfigured, stood apart on Tabors’s height. Lead us up our sacred mountains, search us with revealing light. Lift us from where we have fallen, Full of questions, filled with fright.
These are the words of a hymn which we sang at our Cathedral this weekend, for the Second Sunday of Lent. The words were written by David Haas in his Song of the Transfiguration.