Time stands still for no man and here I am about to mark my fiftieth anniversary of ordination on Friday 7th June. Aware that the parish celebration is fixed for Sunday 14th July, I intended to keep this as a low key event. However, it has now developed into a much bigger celebration. I have invited the local priests and a few priest friends who cannot attend on a Sunday. I would like to offer an invitation to all who are available and not working to join me at the 12.15pm Mass on Friday 7th June in giving thanks to God for all the many blessings and rich experiences serving as a priest for the last fifty years.