The celebration will now take place on Saturday, 7th June.
Please note the change of date.
It was originally intended to hold the celebration on the Feast of the Visitation (31st May) but, because of Bank Holidays and School Holidays, it was decided, at the meeting on 11th March, to move the celebration to the following weekend.
This will be a Parish Feast Day, a day of celebration for the whole parish, preceded by a 9 day Novena to Our Lady of Furness, culminating on the feast itself.
The Novena will start on Thursday, 29nd May. We will gather for prayer in St Mary’s at 7pm every evening. On 7th June, we will gather at each church: Sacred Heart, Holy Family, and St Columba’s and process to St Mary’s carrying the image of Our Lady of Furness. There will be a Mass and procession at St Mary’s and a blessing of the statues. This will be followed by refreshments and a celebration in the Hindpool Centre.
More details will be announced as arrangements are developed
More meetings are planned to follow through the arrangements needed for each of the church communities to take part in this celebration. Would anyone able to help with the planning and organisation of the Feast Day please contact Fr Francis or the Parish Office.