With great joy we recently welcomed back Fr. Alosza Micinski to our pairsh. You will recall Alsosza visited us as a deacon last year. He was ordained to the priesthood on 12th June 2010 in his native Karaganda,
As we heard from Father during his homily life for Christians is difficult enough in a mainly Moslem country, but coupled with that are the difficulties of daily living. Remember how he told us the temperature falls to -44 in winter and he has to dig himself out of the presbytery in order to light the boiler?
Life in Karaganda is hard, but Father Alosza and the people he serves are filled with faith. They place their hope and their trust in God who will help them. A reflection on how far things have gone in England came home to me when we were passing Tesco's on our way to St Joseph's for morning Mass and Father Alosza said 'Padre questo e il nuovo chiesa. - Father this is the new church.' I think he might be right.
Here are a few pictures that were taken during his visit.
|In St Marie's School|
|In the parish centre with one of the younger parishioners|
|Group photo with children preparing for First Holy Communion|