It is with much sadness that we recently bade farewell to the Dominican Sisters. They have been with us since 1953. It is indeed the end of an era.
The sisters’ hospitality was always appreciated, with a welcome and a smile for everyone who came to the door.
The Convent provided an oasis for prayer groups, meetings, youth groups, J.F.K. retreat days. It was truly a centre of spirituality, with Masses in the Chapel and in the open air. The Sisters contribution to education and within our Catholic schools in Hemel Hempstead is legendary. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. Their presence will be sadly missed.
There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Dominican Sisters in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 27th June, 12 noon at St Mary and St Joseph Church, Boxmoor. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Sherrington.
There will be refreshments in the Parish Centre afterwards.