During the week I received a nice card of thanks from the family of the late Rita Roberts whose Requiem Mass I offered recently at St Joseph's Church. The inside of the card reads as follows:
Dear Father Francis.
On behalf of Rita we should like to thank you for the Requiem Mass as the Service at the cemetery. Your homily was particularly uplifting and comforting and we know that Rita would have appreciated it.
Jean and David Pilling
It's nice to get letters and cards of appreciation from time to time. It makes up for the brick bats that are sent.