I think I can say I saw in this New Year in a fairly pious manner. On New year's Eve I attended the 6pm Mass at the Oratory and found myself serving it in the absence of anyone else to do so, and helped set up for the Mass to mark the New Year.
After supper with friends I went back to the Ortaory for a beautiful and meditative Vigil Mass for the Mew Year celebrated by the Provost Fr Daniel. This tradition was establishedin 2000 and has become part of the Oratory calendar. This concluded with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a time of prayer before it. At midnight, with an organ fanfare and the ringing of bells to introduce it, we had Solemn Benediction to consecrate and prepare ourselves for 2014 and whatever it may bring.
Afterwards we celebrated the turn of the year in a more secular way with wine and mince pies in the Parish Centre, wishing one another the best for the coming year.