Brother Andrew Ferris 25th Anniversary - Thank you Letter

On 5th July 2019, a Thanksgiving Mass was offered for the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Brother Andrew Ferris.  The following is a letter of thanks from Br Andrew.  The original is a word file, however, for those who do not have the program, I have reproduced it below

Saturday 27 July 2019

 Dear Cursillo Friends,

I take this moment  to share a few words of thanksgiving with you on the occasion of my Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession within the Community of the Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers.

 Thank you for attending the Mass of Thanksgiving here at Holy Name on Friday 5 July. It was a truly wonderful moment, I shall treasure so many blessed memories, the gathering of family, friends, Religious, Clergy and Parishioners. The celebration that followed in the Parish Centre was a rather splendid occasion, a moment to celebrate with you, my family and friends.

 My thanks for your card and kind gift, I shall treasure the many cards and gifts received; once I have returned from my summer holiday I shall take the opportunity to once again look through the cards and kind words witten within.

 As you will know I was (and still am) overwhelmed by the Jubilee Celebrations. There was and continues to be so much to celebrate and give thanks for; so it has taken a little longer than I had planned to prepare these few words, a little overdue l know.

 I concluded my words of thanksging during the Mass of Thanksgiving with the beautiful words from the Gaelic Blessing, I do so once again.

 May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face.  May the rains fall softly upon your fields until we meet again. May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. 

 My thanks and with the promise of my thought and prayer in thanksgiving for the gifts of kindness and friendship shared.

 With my love and prayer as always,


Andrew, SCJ