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Centenarian duo join Cambridgeshire pilgrims

Two centenarian pilgrims joined other Cambridgeshire Catholics for a quarterly Mass of Anointing and celebration tea at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sawston, arranged by the SVP on Saturday March 23, reports Mel Ward.


Held at different churches, it is a great opportunity to meet old friends and new and especially encouraging for those who otherwise would be unable to attend.

Fr John Minh celebrated Mass with his usual compassion, gentleness and happiness and the welcome and generous hospitality from the parish and SVP was as warm as ever.

For those of us making our regular pilgrimage from St John Fisher, Cambourne, to these Masses it was particularly lovely to be in our Parish church – 20 miles from our own church centre and a second ‘home’.

The highlight of our celebration tea was our ‘First Lady’ Beryl, who is 102, meeting Cathy, who is a youngster 101! Both are fantastic examples of faith and the grace of church community.

It was also good to have our regular young helpers Emily from Sawston and Ana from Cambourne who are inspired by the loving service and simple joy of these very special events.

There was the regular ‘free’ raffle led by Nonie Hawke in which beautiful donated gifts were distributed to the guests.

Pictured above are centenarians Beryl (left) and Cathy right.

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