I returned from my retreat last week to the news that Archbishop Hollerich has appointed an assistant priest to our English-speaking Catholic community — this is a most welcome surprise! Fr Hervé-Pierre Guillot SJ is living with his Jesuit community in Belair. His engagement with the European Parliament takes him to Brussels or Strasbourg several times a year, but apart from those commitments he will be working full-time with us. We have yet to work out the details of FR H-P’s ministry, but there is no shortage of pastoral work for him.
Fr H-P (as he refers to himself) will concelebrate at our 3 weekend Masses this weekend (at St Alphonse, as already noted). On behalf of our parish community I wish him a warm welcome and fruitful time in our midst.