The months seem to be flying by in spite of lockdowns and restrictions of all kinds! I hope and trust that you and all your loved ones have been kept safe from the harm of the virus and that God will continue to keep you safe. 


Attached is a focus for the Continuous Prayer for Marriage and family Life for the month of October. Many couples and families have experienced tensions and difficulties through this time so it is an important call to pray for one another that the peace and unity of family life can be maintained and restored where it has been disrupted.  


You are in my prayers every day. As I have told you before, I pray very especially for you on the day that you have dedicated to this prayer for Marriage and Family Life in your parish each month. Please continue to promote it in every way that you can so that we can all support one another in this way. And please pray for me and for one another in the other days of the month. 


Thank you for all your goodness and generosity. May peace and joy and love reign in our hearts and in our homes.