The arrival of Covid 19 and the subsequent lockdowns that began in March 2020, led to a significant change in the way the volunteer group of parishioners had previously worked with the children at the allotment. Following discussions with Ryan Langford (Headteacher) it was decided to maintain the allotment, by continuing to grow crops so the children that were in school would be able to visit the allotment and see the growing crops potatoes, onions, carrots, peas, beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, herbs and flowers etc although the group would not be working directly with them during this time. And this is how things have been for most of 2020 and 2021.
Father Garry Jenkins has sent a letter of update on St Dominic's Mission, Bomi County Liberia
& Father Victor Vella celebrates his 35th anniversary of his Ordination to the priesthood on Monday 28 June, the vigil of the feast of SS Peter and Paul.
In appreciation of his selfless and dedicated Ministry as our Parish priest for 13 years, our Parish presented Father Victor with an Apostolic Blessing from the Holy Father, a Chalice hand carved with a depiction of the Last Supper, a Paten, Rosary box and a Rosary all made from pure olive wood in Bethlehem.
He was also presented with a Poem written by Cecilia Skudder.
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