You may wonder what on earth I am talking about with my title. It is all to do with the Ten Commandments and the 'extras' placed on the simple rules and regulations by the Pharisees and High Priests in Jesus' time. Things have not changed much over the centuries have they?
We still live with a law for one and a law for another. Mankind never learns. School returned on Monday, 29th. October, and it was “Bang” straight into everything. Worse still, one of our lovely T.A.'s is off ill with a horrible middle ear illness; a dreadful condition. You are dizzy, dizzy, dizzy and sick as your balance is off course totally. That leaves me not just as a volunteer in the Dinner Hall, but virtually a new recruit for Class 1 to help out the teacher and the HLTA. Thus my “retirement” is proving most interesting. I am learning all about Infant Education after a GCSE/NVQ Secondary Career. You never stop learning! Back to my gorgeous Half-term break. I went to a lovely elegant hotel for some refreshment one lunch-time and ended up there virtually every day as I noticed a certain gentleman who captured my attention. He had a magnificent daily routine; you could set your watch by his movements. Arrival, departure, time for an outside cigarette, time for a toilet stop. He is disabled
and has a zimmer-frame walking structure. A very independent soul, in full control of his own routine. The hotel Staff know his routine. He has the same table booked every day for noon. His drinking requirements ( Half a Peroni, Half a Peroni followed by red wine at set times. ) his meal at a precise time every day, usually 1.15pm. The Staff are so attentive to his needs. For me, this gentleman is a unique character rarely witnessed. A breed on his own. He mesmerised me with his gentle ways; keeping to his daily routine, and quietly living in his own little world. I found a modern- day saint. He made me think seriously about the mad, crazy, whirl-wind world that we live in at present. A truly remarkable character...............live on!
Take care tomorrow 5th
I still pray for Guy Fawkes
Love and prayers.
Most weekends we have our young people helping with the Collection, collecting Missalettes at the end of Mass and taking part in the Offertory Procession. We try to alter our front of church Tableau each week to fit in with the Gospel of the Day, and a short explanation is given to the Congregation.
People show great interest in what the Catechist does each week!. Our parish is a small country one, and through the Sunday Mass our little ones get to know each other before entering our school.
Fr. Peter Charles Crowther obl. sbso | The Presbytery, Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 8SD | Tel 01254 830 995 | Reg Charity: 232709