We are well into Eastertide. The joint Easter vigil, with the diocesan congregation of St Agnes was one full of joy. We had particular reason to celebrate as three people were received into the church via the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Robert, Val and Richard have been preparing since the Autumn. They are joined by Val’s husband John and Robert’s wife Jenny, who were already Catholics and now become Ordinariate members along with their spouses. It has been wonderful to welcome these people, some known already to some of us, some new, who we have got to know better over the last few months.

A couple of weeks ago we also had the joy of helping Robert and Jenny celebrate their Ruby wedding at the 4pm mass and afterwards with cake.

It is very good when the joy of the liturgical season is reflected in joyful events for us as a group.