On Saturday evening at St Patrick’s Church five children received Holy Communion for the very first time.
The First Holy Communicants took part by reading the Prayers of the Faithful
and bringing up the offerings in the Offertory Procession.
Just before the Final Blessing and Dismissal the First Holy Communicants received their certificates.
There was a group photo outside after Mass in the sunshine!
The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) was celebrated on Sunday.
The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for “Body of Christ”) is the Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the reality of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist—known as transubstantiation.
Two months earlier, the Eucharist is observed on Maundy Thursday in a somber atmosphere leading to Good Friday.
Corpus Christi emphasizes the joy of the Eucharist being the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
After a very busy Sunday in the Parish, the evening sunlight shines through the west windows into a calm and still St Mary’s Church.
Looking towards to sunlight!
The sunlight shining on the Font.
The St Peter’s Deanery Mass with Confirmations took place at St Peter’s Cathedral in Lancaster yesterday afternoon.
Please remember in your prayers those from our parish who were confirmed:
Dawid Szymon Guminski
John David Tagaloguin
On Sunday we celebrated the great Solemnity of Pentecost!
This Solemnity in the Universal Catholic Church commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ.
Red vestments were worn at Mass and there was also various signs and symbols in red around the Churches including banners, lectern falls and even hymn numbers and candles!
This weekend we welcomed Fr John Collins of The Columban Missionaries who made a Mission Appeal at all Masses in the Parish.
Columbans have missions in China, Chile, Fiji, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Peru, Pakistan, the Philippines and Taiwan, UK, Ireland, Australia/New Zealand and the USA.
For more information about Fr John Collins and his work please visit: http://www.columbans.co.uk/about/meet-the-columbans/meet-the-priests/fr-john-collins-ssc/