We all rose early last Saturday morning. Starting at 8.30 we spent a long morning thinking about where our parish is going, and focusing on our aims and intentions for the year now beginning. I am grateful to you for giving up the Saturday morning, and also much other time through the year in building SToC. Shortly a summary of the meeting will be made available. It shows we are making progress towards being a Council which takes responsibility for our growth, ensuring that there is continuity in all the essential tasks, ministries and new initiatives, assisted by the friars. We found we are fully in line with the direction in which the Diocese is leading us in renewal.