5th March 2017: Millennium Breakfast and Update
Thank you to everyone who came to our Breakfast. We hope you all enjoyed the food, the chat with friends and meeting new parishioners.
A big thank you for your generosity, which gave us £200. This amount will be sent to Fr. Ed O’Connell in Lima, Peru, in the next few weeks.
The Columban Centenary Altar Cloth: To coincide with the date of the Millennium Breakfast, at the end of the Sunday mass, representatives of the Columban Missionaries invited members of the parish to add their names to an altar cloth that is being created for their centenary year in 2018. This part of the altar cloth is being taken to places of special significance to the Columbans in Britain.
We were invited to join in saying this special prayer:
Jesus, you came among us as a pilgrim. We gather here to honour all the pilgrims who have followed in your footsteps. We remember the Columban missionary pilgrims who answered your call and left a mark in this place, especially Fr. Ed O’Connell. We thank you, O Lord, for lighting this world through their presence and work. Amen.