Monday 6 July 2009

Bishop Campbell: first Pastoral Letter

At his Mass of inauguration on 1st May the Bishop had an opportunity to address nearly all of the priests of the Diocese and representatives from each parish. Such opportunities are not frequent, and bishops more often communicate with the Diocese by means of letters. Over the weekend Bishop Campbell's first Pastoral Letter was read in parishes across the Diocese. He wrote the letter to mark the Year for Priests, which began on the feast of the Sacred Heart. Expressing his own appreciation for the work of priests, he encouraged all the people of the Diocese to pray for priests and to pray for vocations. He also asked families of those considering the priesthood to be generous in their response, saying, "Remember, parents: the Lord is never outdone in generosity." You can find the full letter on the Diocesan Website: click here.