There are many times in the ministry of a priest when you just want to say 'Thank God I am a priest.' It could be because of some kindness that someone has shown you or more likely from contact with people through the ministry that you perform.
I had such a day today as it was my priviledge to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for two of our children. The ceremony took place in one of our parish primary schools. This allowed the year three child to witness an actual baptism as part of their work on the Sacramental Programme preparing for their First Holy Communion.
Here are a few photos taken at the celebration. Congratulations to the two boys and their parents. Do please keep them in your prayers.