The pace of life in the 21st century can leave people feeling fatigued. Demanding and high pressure jobs can also leave so little personal energy among people who are required to spend protracted amounts of time in the workplace. And, of course, the responsibilities of raising children and attending to their continual needs leaves many young parents with a continual feeling of exhaustion. Is it really all that much of a mystery why religious practice falls so quickly into decline in so many modern-day families?
Over time, however, many people come to realize that an absence from Sunday Mass – possibly over the long term or perhaps even in the short term – has left them with a space in their lives that has not, and cannot be filled by any of the values and activities of this secular and materialistic old world.
So if you would like to return to the practice of the faith and particularly Sunday Mass after some kind of absence, we as a parish would like to say to you “welcome home”. Why not ring one of the priests for a conversation! People have often felt a new vitality of life after coming back home to the faith, being nourished once more with the Word of God and the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion.