For those of you who may have wondered if we had a Paschal Candle this year, here it is! It was blessed by a priest, on our front doorstep, well before Holy Week and before lockdown. The priest was wearing a mask and we stood well back, observing social distancing. The Paschal Blessing was used, and we now light the candle each day for the Liturgy of the Word. ‘Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom!’ St John Henry’s poem is most apt at this time.

May God bless you and may His Easter Light shine in your heart.