Here is a report from Fr Sean McGovern at Rotu and some photos which I thought you might like to see.
“Good morning Eugene on this warm St. Stephen’s day.
I write to inform you that we had a wonderful Christmas day. And I trust you had the same.
We had a very nice morning Mass followed by a distribution of shoes to the young children who were in the church. 29 in all received shoes courtesy of the Pound a Week Group’s year of mercy kindness. I have my niece Cliona visiting from Dublin and she took some pictures of the occasion which she will forward to you later today (now attached).
After that excitement we had dinner for well over 100 people. While there was no turkey all expressed their great satisfaction with the cuisine. It was ‘organized chaos’ at times but that’s par for the course here.
Then there was games for the children and a football match in which Queensberry rather then FA rules prevailed and red cards would definitely have been distributed liberally if we were in Old Trafford. But the excitement was wonderful and fresh air swipes frequent.
It was a great day Eugene but quite an exhausting one too.
God bless for now.
Fr Sean “