Diss Parish’s three-day celebration of St Henry Morse

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Diss Parish’s three-day celebration of St Henry Morse

Diss Parish has celebrated the life and martyrdom of St Henry Morse, one of the 40 English Martyrs, whom the parish church is named after, during a three-day festival at the start of February, reports Dcn David Croucher.

Our time started with a candlelit service and Rosary with a reflection on both Our Lady of Walsingham and the works of St Henry on January 30.

On Wednesday , January 31,  morning Mass was followed by a four-hour period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament concluded by full Benediction given by myself.

Thursday, February 1, was the Patronal Feast of St Henry Morse with the highlight of Mass and the commissioning of the first four of our newly-recruited Extraordinary Ministers, with a further four to follow.  We are delighted by the responses to the recent Stewardship programme, with its great responses across parish activities.

After Mass, our “traditional” gathering with bacon rolls took place in the community room, with this year, the added bonus of a “Saint Henry Morse” quiz about his life and ministries was given, drawn up by Dcn Patrick Limacher.  With 38 questions, all teams showed a great knowledge of our patron saint.

To round the three days off, a parishioner presented the church with a glass table with tokens of the history of St Henry and of the Tyburn Martyrs

Pictured above are Dcn David Croucher, back, Fr Alex Anaman and the first four newly commissioned Extraordinary Ministers.