Saturday, 15 March 2008

More on the Mission

It's difficult to find all 8 Friars in the same place at the same time but we managed it for this photo call!
It has really been a delight to have the Friars around the past few days. They have managed to achieve a lot in such a short period. They were delighted to visit some of the local Nursing Homes; and the sick and housebound in their own homes. They also found time to visit our parish primary school of St Anne's and our Deanery Secondary School, St Andrew's. All these visits have been well received with everyone very happy to see them.

Last night's Mission event was a great success. Over 200 people were in church to hear Fr Bernard who is a wonderful speaker. He spoke to us about God's mercy and the Sacrament of Reconciliation - all good, solid Catholic teaching. This was complimented by testimonies by some of the other Friars and a very comprehensive Examination of Conscience. All this once again to the accompaniment of beautiful music thanks largely to Br John Bosco and Br Barnabas and Br John Paul.

Throughout the evening many people took the opportunity to go to Confession which is always a great joy. Plus of course the whole evening event took place with the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance on the altar - perfect!

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