Monday, 6 July 2009

Saints and scholars

I was busy at St Brigid's and at St Paul's yesterday. At 10.30 Mass we welcomed Christ the King School. I always enjoy celebrating Masses that bring out the presence of children - school Masses, First Holy Communion Masses and so on. C the K school "visits" its three main feeder parishes once a year, one in each term. Both Rachel Woodward in the liturgy and Les Collins in the music, brought everything together - as usual! I've always been a great supporter of our Catholic schools, and we are particularly blessed in the ones we have here.

Then it was a quick transfer to St Paul's for the morning Mass shifted from 9am to 12 noon in order to celebrate the end of the Year of St Paul (did you spot the disappearance of the logo for the Year at the top right of this blog?!) We had a lovely celebration with lots of parishioners involved in the different ministries. Ansti and Jude did a great job here in coordinating the celebration. Then about a hundred of us sauntered over Cyncoed Road to enjoy the annual Buffet Lunch hosted by Madeleine and Hugh McManus. The St B and St P social/catering group were wonderful as usual, and thank God, the weather held off. Two out of the previous four Lunches had to be transferred to St Brigid's Hall, including when the Archbishop came. Clouds loomed yesterday and one or two sprinklings of rain, but we all had a great time.

So, after our 3 Churches Mass last weekend, another special one this weekend. And all with the willing help of our wonderful parishioners. July and August usually get a little quieter - maybe!

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