Last Wednesday, Fr. Gobezayehu returned to his native Ethiopia. He leaves behind many friends and he brings with him many happy memories. Hopefully we will not lose contact and in the years ahead our parishes hope to be able to adopt a project in Fr. Gobezayehu’s home Diocese.

Later in the year we will have more information on this project. Thanks to everyone in in both Parishes who organised the collection for Fr. Gobezayehu and especially to everyone who contributed.

The amount raised to give to Fr. Gobezayehu amounted to € 3360 – an amazingly generous gift.

Thanks also to those who organised the refreshments after both farewell Masses, in Rialto on the 7th and in Dolphins Barn on the 14th.

In our Parish Newsletter next week, we will print a message from Fr. Gobezayehu.
We wish him well as he begins a new chapter in his ministry.