Four groupings of need have always been to the fore:
•Where faith hangs by a thread
•Where faith might be strong, but there is buffeting from somewhere - possibly from
that faith itself
•Where there is the feeling of being cut off from the Church and the Sacraments
•Where there is the need for a little peace and serenity.
It is sometimes the case that the normal things of a parish -no matter how good the
parish - do not touch a particular person’s need, or their need at a particular time.
Sometimes, too, a person needs to be met where they are in their faith, rather than
where someone might wish them to be.
And it is sometimes the case that a person needs simply a place to be quiet, perhaps
also a chapel, and perhaps a priest. Each is here, if they are needed.