I spoke last Sunday about how, as a Church and Parish, we exist to be — in the words of Pope Francis — Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ. All of the doctrine, worship, pastoral outreach and resources of the Church should be placed at the service of drawing every single soul into the Family of those who believe in Jesus Christ. When planning our new Parish Centre, I stated at the outset that, this was to be a major help in fostering the internal life of the Parish so as to help us go out and announce the Gospel. In a short while, all of the Parish Groups will have a wonderful new base and resource in which to continue what has been happening in this Parish since it was re-founded over a century ago. I hope that you have all made a note of the day and time of the Opening Ceremony — 1.00pm on Sunday 9th February — and that it will be a joyous celebration of a great achievement which the Parish Family can be proud of.