We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and birthday of the church on Sunday week the 5th June. On the following Tuesday to Thursday nearly 60 candidates from our parish will receive the sacrament of confirmation in Masses each day at 7.30 pm. They are brave in making this commitment to the life of faith and prayer. It is much threatened by our climate of indifference to faith and morals. I thank the families that have been active in the preparation. Still more the catechists and Fr Michael who have given them a very good programme well in touch with contemporary reality. Jesus was a “sign of contradiction”. So are we. But when we take it seriously we find it is not gloomy. It brings the “kind of peace the world cannot give”. Pray for the candidates and their families.