A fantastic, well supported afternoon with lovely sandwiches, tea and cakes and marvelous singing from Just Acapella. As for the quiz? – I don’t think even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth would have been able to answer all those questions!!!
Thanks CWL – photos to follow
What a great event – a little windy but at least it stayed dry. About 26 children came to cycle or scoot in aid of CAFOD. The 2 to 6 year olds had their little circuit while the 7/8 year olds peddled like crazy round the outside of the set course in Our Lady’s car park. Great support and help from the parents and granny’s, granddads, and parishioners. One of the hardest things was blowing up the balloons!!!!! Well done Andy for your organisation and Sean for keeping the Haribo’s out of reach.
It was a wonderful celebration, thanks must go to Frs John and Derek for the way in which they celebrated all the Masses and the Passion on Good Friday and everything in between. The church was packed throughout, the music was good, the flowers at the Vigil and beyond were sensational. It was truly an inspiring, moving 3 days culminating in the joyous celebration of Easter Sunday.
What a great and very happy occasion at the 11.30am Mass this morning when Fr Stephen celebrated his first Mass in the Parish where he grew up. It was also very emotional seeing Fr Stephen standing on the altar, many parishioners old and new came to support and show their love and affection for him. I think we are all very proud to know Fr Stephen, having watched him grow up in the parish and he gave an excellent welcome and homily, recalling all those who have helped on his journey, past and present parishioners, family and clergy. He gave his first blessing to many who could not make his Ordination and then we enjoyed a wonderful reception in the hall.
May God Bless you Fr Stephen.
What a great day. Journey down was good, 32 from Hemel on the coach with others going separately by car. Arrived at 10.30am and thought it wise to go straight into the church to get a seat.
It was a joyous occasion and Fr Stephen was glowing. I think we were all very proud to have watched him grow up in the parish and come to this great day. Everything went well, the choir were superb with wonderful music to enhance the Ordination and Mass. The Church was packed which was a sign of the great love and respect people have for Fr Stephen.