Look forward to seeing you soon… tomorrow. Here is quote from Pope Francis that reminds me of our charism and Mission work. God bless!

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“The Church does not exist to condemn people but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy. I often say that in order for this to happen, it is necessary to go out: to go out from the church and the parishes, to go outside and look for people where they live, where they suffer, and where they hope. I like to use the image of a field hospital to describe this “Church that goes forth”; it exists where there is combat, it is not a solid structure with all the equipment where people go to receive treatment for both small and large infirmities. It is a mobile structure that offers first aid and immediate care, so that its soldiers do not die. It’s a place for urgent care, not a place to see a specialist. I hope that the Jubilee will serve to reveal the Church’s deeply maternal and merciful side, a Church that goes forth toward those who are “wounded”, who are in need of an attentive ear, understanding, forgiveness and love. (from: “The Name of God is Mercy” by Pope Francis, 2016)

In Christ, Fr Edward Hopkins, LC
National Vocation Director for Cheshire