One of the good spin offs from having so many Poles in Brighton is not just that you can find a plumber nowadays but the effect young Polish women have on young English men.
I have just had a nice young guy who wanted to make his "first Holy Communion", it turned out that he hadn't even been baptised as a Catholic. He told me frankly that he wanted to do it because the priest in Poland insisted that he should be confirmed and make his first Holy Communion before he was married and he told me that before he met his girlfriend he hadn't had much to do with God or belief or faith but there were lots of things that he had seen in Poland and heard in Church that had made him think.
I have another man who has, maybe a livelier faith, who discovered it through his Polish girl friend.
Last year I recieved another man into the Church whose life had changed through a young Polish girl and her family, he wanted what she had.
So, this year I am going to have a small group, mainly young men, I think of about six or seven, who want to come into the Church.
Say a prayer for them.