Thanks to the generosity of one of the families in our parish we are now the proud owners of a simply splendid baldacchino. The family have very kindly presented it to the parish in memory of a much-loved family member who sadly died earlier this year.
I couldn't resist having a good look at the canopy today. It has been laid out in readiness for tomorrow's procession after our 10am Mass which is also a Mass of Thanksgiving for all our First Holy Communion children, their families and catechists.
A side view showing the beautiful embroidery.
And a close up showing the detail of the centre-piece.
The shorter side of the canopy.
And the detail of the Agnus Dei motif.
The all-important final details. Note the white gloves almost out of the picture!
Now, for Holy Mass and the procession!