Today at the Parish Mass, Father Martin presided and Father Mervyn preached and concelebrated. Father Mervyn talked about how Martha was so concerned with domestic chores that she failed to realise there was something far more important. Jesus was with them. Mary was listening to him and Jesus said she had the better part which would not be taken away from her.
School holidays have already started in the neighbourhood which is split between two Local Authorities so some children have already broken up and people have already started their summer break. The other area will break up during this week. This was reflected in the Saturday Shop which was very quiet yesterday. Also it was the Dagenham Festival in which our Guides and Brownies had a float celebrating 100 years of Guiding.