Blog readers outside of the parish may not yet have met Fr Lourdu, a priest of the Diocese of Nalgonda, India, who is working at the Cathedral. Fr Lourdu arrived at the beginning of July, and in recent weeks has been around the parish blessing parishioners' houses. It is a great practice of the Church to bless homes: it reminds us that God is with us in every aspect of our lives, not just when we come to church. It also reminds us of the importance of prayer in the home. For Fr Lourdu, now armed with an A-Z map of the parish, it also offers a useful opportunity to come to know the parish - both the geography and the people!
Thanks to Ann-Marie for sending in these photos - contributions are always gratefully received.