The Archdiocese here in Liverpool has undertaken to upgrade all its property's fire safety specifications. The work is being done here at the moment. I have to admit that some of it seems a bit over the top. You can't walk more than three paces inside or out now, without the provision of emergency lighting should the mains electricity fail and we now have four points where lightening conductors come down from the church roof - two of them lower than my house just next door! We are awash with hideous green signage over every door indicating the exits. You get the picture. Anyhow... be that as it may, the result is that our little parish is stuck with a bill for £12,500, which will take us into the red. I told the people just two Sundays ago and lo and behold, as of today, we have had the whole of it paid for in donations large and small! Amazing! Thank you to the people of St Catherine's - what great supporters of your parish you are!