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For nine years up till July 2010, I was parish priest at St Simon Stock Catholic Church, South Ashford, Kent, England. From July 2010 until June 2011 I was Associate Pastor at St Peter's Cathedral, Marquette, Michigan USA and then Pastor at St Anthony Parish, Gwinn, MI until October 2013. I then transferred to the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon to serve as Director of the Tribunal. And that's what I am currently doing. Since February 2015 I have also been serving as Pastor at St Stephen Parish, South East Portland. I miss "da UP" (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) but love being here in the Pacific North West.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Corpus et Sanguis Christi - First Communions at St Simon's

Ten of our young parishioners received Our Lord Sacramentally for the first time during the 10am Mass this morning. A few photos for your delectation:

The group with their catechists Lisa Aldridge and Catarina Beresford before the Mass.

During the offertory procession, each of the children brings up a host in a beautifully hand-made tissue paper container. Each host is then added to all the others at the offertory.

Mass was followed by a Blessed Sacrament Procession around the Church grounds:

We don't have a cry chapel as such - just a children's corner with a box of children's books on such topics as The Mass, Noah's Ark, the Saints, etc:

The parents ensured that the catechists received appropriate tokens of their gratitude. Catarina receives a box of chocolates from William:

Lisa receives a bouquet of flowers from Danielle:

Without Susan Radecka, the hall would not be as clean as it always is, and she prepared the kitchen for the reception. So Jack is presenting her with a bouquet:

Congratulations to all our first communicants.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sight.

And they look so well behaved too! :)

10:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely day for the children, the whole school recently went to Aylesford Priory, and was extremely well behaved.

4:05 pm  

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