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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Monday, December 21, 2009
34th Sunday-22/11/09 - Farewell from Niamh - Our Parish Youth Worker
I've been working here in St Mary Magdalen's for just over a year now and I have to announce that sadly I will be moving onto a new job in Birmingham. I have had a wonderful year here in Willesden Green and I feel like I'm part of the parish family. I have loved getting to know the young people and working with them. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals in the post-confirmation youth group and I must say that they are a remarkable bunch of young people who have a great generosity of heart about them. They have taken me into their hearts and I care a great deal about each one of them.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the adult volunteers and catechists who have supported me over this past year, without them we would not be able to run the youth clubs or catechesis programmes and I am so grateful to them for their support and friendship during this year. I'd like to thank some people in the parish who have been real friends to me, fed me and supported me during this year (you know who you are). I'd like to give a special thanks to Fr Hugh, he is truly very devoted to work with young people and I could not have got through this year without his support and advice.

I am very sad to be going and hope that you will keep me in your prayers and I will continue to make regular trips to my second home here in Willesden Green.

Next weekend we are having a “youth Mass” on Saturday at 6:30pm with some "youth-friendly" music for all ages followed by a social for young people in year 7+. Please try and dig out those recently Confirmed and members of youth clubs from previous years and get them along- I'd just love to see them again. This will be my last event as parish youth worker so I'd like to invite all volunteers and parishioners who have been involved in the past year to come along and enjoy some games and cake and say goodbye.

I'll be outside most of the masses this weekend so please come over and say hello and goodbye!
Thanks so much for everything and I will keep you all in my prayers.

posted by Sinead Reekie at 12:49 pm