Father Albert often told us
that since freedom blessed our race,
We ought all to come together
and repair our meeting place.
Father Albert was very insightful
Told of times when Mass was in secret
It was a gift to have a church
Regularly set out in his weekly parish leaflet.
What laid ahead for our church
In the years to come, few knew
He stressed we had a duty to our children
And to those that went before us, too.
So little by little we pinched and scraped
Held fundraising events whereever possible
All of this done
With the intention of somewhere to share the Gospel
At last the works began,
With local trades men carrying out the work
It took some time to bring about
Father Albert would say, with a smirk
And, when the church was repaired,
Fr. Albert held a thanksgiving mass to pray;
He preached from the Altar,
That this was a wonderful day.
His voice rang like a trumpet;
His eyes looked bright and young;
And it seemed a mighty power,
Was preaching from his wonderful tongue.
And he gave us all his blessing –
‘Twas parting words that day,
For soon we got the message
our dear Priest was being moved away .
But we thank him for his guidance
For all the work he did do,
For we’ve now got a church
To regularly attend mass too;
‘We thank the Holy Spirit,
for all his guidance lovingly imparted
We thank the people of the parish and
indeed our Priest now departed.
Those works will bring many blessings,
To all the many people involved,
The parish will have a church for generations,
For Spiritual needs to be resolved.
We no longer have a fulltime Priest
Whatsmore, numbers have fallen attending mass
We are left with a wonderful church
The windows having the most beautiful glass.
I am glad that we followed
The words of Father Albert when we did,
As otherwise there would be no parish church,
to pass today onto my Kid