We had an hour of Adoration during which an extract of John Paul II Encyclical was read from the Apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris on Christian Meaning of Human Suffering along with a reading from John 4:7-21 on God's Love and Ours. A prayer to St John Paul II of blessing was read for all families at the end of adoration.
We were joined by Reverend Tom Clowe SDB who traveled down from Dublin to be with us during adoration and to celebrate Holy Mass. Rev. Clowe is a member of the Salesian order of Don Bosco and a curate of Ayrfield in Co Dublin. He spoke about St Teresa of Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) as it was her feast day, speaking about her life and how John Paul II beatified her in 1987 and canonised her 12 years later. Thank you Fr. Tom for your presence and prayers. We hope you can join us again sometime.