The Solemn Re-Opening of the Church and the Consecration of the Altar

On Sunday many of our community had the opportunity to be a part of this sacred and joyful celebration. We welcomed Cardinal Vincent Nichols to preside over this very special celebration. As Cardinal Vincent said it was a day of rejoicing , coming together to bless the extension of our church. Father John opened the doors and we entered  singing joyfully. The Cardinal blessed the font and the gift of water. Later in the service the relic of St Pontian was placed in the altar and then Cardinal Vincent anointed the altar. The altar was then wiped and dressed in linen cloths, the cross, the candles and flowers. After Holy Communion the Cardinal blessed the new tabernacle.

Father John looked extremely proud and rightly so. He thanked everyone in the local community who had helped on this exciting journey. The teachers look forward to visiting Mary Immaculate and St Gregory this term, growing in faith together.

It was a truly memorable service, one we will remember for a very long time. We were extremely proud to see children, both past and present from St Catherine’s,  have the wonderful opportunity of serving at this special Mass.

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