We are coming to the end of the summer holiday and children will soon be returning to school; some to the same and familiar primary school and others who will be moving onto to new and unfamiliar schools. This got me thinking about how, at times in our lives as we move on from one thing to another we often find transitioning a daunting experience, one often accompanied with a mixture of excitement and apprehension as we step into the unknown.
Apprehension is a natural enough response to the unknown but it doesn’t have to paralyse us; it can be used to our advantage. In fact, when channeled effectively it can be a powerful tool that drives us forward and helps us achieve our goals. So, in essence, the key is not to eliminate apprehension, but rather to transform it into a driving force for positive action. As we step outside our comfort zone, we challenge ourselves to learn, adapt, and become more capable individuals. When we begin to recognise this we can begin to leverage its energy to our advantage.
So, to all the young people who will be starting the new school year soon, and for anyone embarking on a new job or venture, remember despite the many concerns you may have you don’t need to let them control you. By acknowledging your feelings, managing your responses, and approaching the unknown with a positive mindset, you can look forward to growth and I’m sure success in future endeavours.
Remember you can do it! Mary Greaves
On Saturday 2nd September 2023 Celia Eccleston and Stephen Robinson were commissioned by Bishop John Arnold as the Synod members for our Parish.Thanks to Celia and Steve. We will be hearing from the in the near future and they will invite us as a Parish to join in the Synod. Our Hands of Hope will be starting this week. Welcome back to all those joining Susan and Ann on Wednesdays at 12.30pm
Hope Garden Celebration of Creation
Bishop Arnold will join us for the conclusion the “Month of Creation” in the Hope Garden on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, 4th October 2023 at 7.00pm
Today we have a second collection for Catholic Education. God Bless
Fr Bryan and Fr Reginald