The study day on Saturday went well, the Director of Maryvale, Fr. Paul Watson came to speak on the O.T and the N.T. He gave some terrific insights in to the next 3 months study we’ll be doing on both subjects. Coincidentally (do coincidences even exist?) yesterday Maryvale had sent my results for my penultimate essay (yes they are a bit slow sometimes). I got an ‘A’ again which was a really big surprise as it was extremely rushed..what will be an even bigger surprise is if I even get a ‘C’ with the latest one I sent off. And that’s not false modesty, I really didn’t understand the questions at all 😦
The children return to school today after their 6 week summer holidays…and a not a moment too soon…except that I’m going to miss having them around so much even though they drive me nuts when they are together. Siblings can be extremely incompatible and my children are no exception! Still, I’m very anxious about my youngest child starting high school, he’s only just turned 11 years of age and there are going to be 1,000 pupils at the school he’s going to! If you can spare a prayer for him today it would be very much appreciated. Wonderboy finds it quite difficult to make good friends…and the last friend he bought home turned out to be a horrid little boy who picked on my son and called him names.
Just one good friend, that’s all he needs, oh Lord, hear my prayer!
Today I’m working which will help to take my mind off things, I hope, we’re also starting our Baptism programme, so we’re going to be visiting parents who want their children Baptised in the Catholic Church, it’s the job of we catechists to tell them a bit about the baptism programme and invite them to attend the short course of preparation. This is something new for me. I’m not unfamiliar with RCIA or preparing children for their First Holy Communion, but I’ve never actually visited people in their homes before, so this is going to be very interesting.
Fortunately I have Fr’ P’s wife with me as we’re running the Baptism Programme together, as we also do the First Holy Communion preparation. We’re a good team, never a dull moment when the two of us get together! In fact we’re a bit mad at times.