This information was originally published in the Newsletter on Sunday, 18th May
We are hoping that this Patronal Feast and the nine day Novena proceeding it will be a wonderful celebration of our newly formed parish of Our Lady of Furness. It gives us all an opportunity to come together to share and celebrate our faith and the great Catholic heritage of our town. Please enter into the occasion as fully as possible.
We need your prayers, your presence and your gifts and talents for the day to be a success.
If you can help in any way then please sign the lists at the back of church. We will need help with catering, stewarding, transport, cleaning, setting up and just general help.
For the Mass itself we would like servers and singers from all the churches to come together. (Times for practice will be announced soon).
The Novena will begin on Wednesday 28th May at 7.15pm at St Mary’s and will take place every evening at the same time for nine days concluding on Thursday 5th June.
The Mass will take place at 12.10pm on the Saturday and Bishop Michael Campbell will preside and bless the nine images of Our Lady of Furness.
Afterwards there will be an afternoon of fun and activities which will include:
- football competition for the youth
- live entertainment,
- bouncy castles,
- a hog roast and
- a street party.
In the evening there will be a Ceilidh for the adults with pie and peas. Further information will follow.
Wednesday28th May – Thursday5th June at 7.15pm at St Mary’s
11.00am Gather for Processions
(starting from St Pius, St Columba, Sacred Heart and Holy Family).
1.30pm Street Party, Hog Roast, and Buffet.
3.00pm Children’s Entertainer
3.30pm Musical Concert
If you need a lift to and from the Novena prayer sessions or to the Mass, please add your name to the list at the back of church. We will try our best to help you get there.