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Fakenham church marks Pentecost with Confirmations

St Anthony of Padua RC Church in Fakenham had an extra special Pentecost this year with the celebration of Confirmation at both its Pentecost Masses, conferred by its parish priest Fr Andrew Neate.

During the Vigil Mass of Pentecost, Amelia Jastrzebowska received the sacrament of Confirmation, with her mother Ilona as her sponsor. Following the Mass, the congregation was able to enjoy light refreshments and a beautiful cake.

During Sunday morning Mass, Charlotte Harrison was confirmed with Sr Thomas More of the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity Hunstanton as her sponsor. Sr Thomas More was accompanied by Sr Danuta. For Charlotte, Confirmation was the culmination of a long journey with the Sisters, having been taught by them when they ran the Sacred Heart Convent School in Swaffham.

Following the Mass, the congregation was able to make the most of a beautiful May morning and continue the celebration with refreshments in the church grounds.

Pictured above is Fr Andrew, and below, at the top is Amelia with her mother Ilona and at the bottom is Charlotte with Sr Thomas More and Sr Danuta.