New year 2017 – Message from Fr. John Fitzpatrick P.P.



Every year brings change. Last year it was Brexit. This years sees the inauguration of Donald Trump as President in the US. All of us change too even if it’s only to be one year older than last year. With age comes maturity. I am sure that we would all like to be better people. Some make resolutions, maybe to lose weight or even to be nice to someone. Mindfullness is a big buzzword now. A good way to operate is pray before you think, think before you act and then act with faith. That is why the first move each day is important. When you get out of bed first thing in the morning, get down on your knees and offer the day to God. It’s as simple as that. It can have a dramatic effect on your life. Because you are calling on the greatest power possible to help and direct you. It can change the world for the better. Do it with faith. And don’t forget to say thanks when the day ends – God hears everything and He will honour your prayer. Fr Fitzpatrick PP.