Photo was taken by Marco Federmann from Pixabay

It is one of the most elusive birds and so hard to photograph. They can be found near river banks but their incredible speed and agility make them a rare sight.

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Thought For The Week

With the lovely fine sunny weather that we have been getting over the past few days, many are working in their gardens and planning for the weeks ahead. We also have lots of Communion Masses also taking place in many parishes and so the following reflections are appropriate.

Gardening Reflection called ‘In Your Garden’

In your garden you forget about that unkind thing that someone said.
When you are busy pulling weeds out of the border bed, you forget the petty things that set your nerves on edge. When you’re turning up the soil or clipping the hedge, you forget the unfair way that someone treated you.

When you get out in the garden for an hour or two, it is strange how quickly you forget your wants and woes. When you’re planting seedlings out or tying up a rose, you forget the cares that make you feel like you’re growing old.

When you see the green new shoots come pushing through, troubles that looked big indoors will suddenly seem small. When you’re working in the garden, you tend to forget them all.

First Communion Reflection called ‘Jesus Is’

Jesus is in every face. He is in every laugh. He is in every tear.  Jesus is in every heart. He is at every Mass. He is present for every celebration.

Jesus is in every person. He is in the eyes of every young child. He is with the hurt and those who are lonely. Jesus is in every mind. He is with a new born baby and with those who are dying.

Jesus is in every squeal of joy. He is in the beauty of nature. He is present wherever we are. Jesus is the reason why. Jesus is my friend. Jesus is our friend.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday