After big services at the parish cemetery it was the time to gather in out parish church to celebrate the main feast of our community: The Assumption of Mary. Although these days the parish is relatively small but her history is rich. It was established in 1325 and over the centuries the parish established lots of baby communities that grew and matured. What surprises me is that over 700 years there have been only 27 parish priests serving in the community. It means that an average priest worked for 20 years here. Anyway it was great to join the locals for the festivities. I find it moving that after so many years of being away from the community they still treat me as one of them. Especially when I look at the main altar with the image of the Assumption of Mary it brings back all the prayers I did as I was growing up and searching for my future path. In this little church of the little, local community I was prepared to go to the big world. I think they did good to equip me for Australia.
Fr Daniel OMI
An Oblate Priest