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.
See pdf below for more photos & Tribute poem
Confirmation of Anna Pell on Pentcost Sunday
We are delighted that Anna Pell was confirmed at the 11 am Mass on Pentecost Sunday. Our congratulations and prayers to Anna and all of her family on this special day.
Shrove Tuesday was an opportunity to share on zoom with children and others the fun of making pancakes. The occasion was prayerful with Susan Shardlow explaining to the children that people would go to confession then come home and use up all the fats and eggs in the home by making pancakes, so that no luxury food was in the house for Lent.
(The meaning of Shrove, absolving someone from their sins.)
Great fun was had as well as it being as well as a it being a prayerful service.
See link to full set of photos on zoom. Here