In spite of having fractured his wrist, Deacon Martin Sanderson managed to take part in a celebration for the Feast of the Sacred Heart in Dereham. Unable to carry on his normal work in the parish and in prison, he was pleased to be present for the parish feast day.
It started in the garden, then processed around the church and was followed by Mass, and then by a shared meal in the garden for about 30 parishioners. Deacon Martin wishes to thank two new parishioners, Kevin and Rachell Pugh, who moved to Dereham earlier this year and stepped up to ensure that all went well.
Catholic charismatic renewal in East Anglia invites you to a day of prayer and renewal in the Holy Spirit led by Fr Stefan Park OSA and Fr Gladson Dabre OSA.
It will take place on Saturday August 20 at Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare CO10 8NX, with Mass, Reconciliation, praise and worship, teaching and a healing service. Please bring a packed lunch. More information from Clare Fox on 07906 523496.
During the recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations, parishioners at St Felix, Felixstowe, marked the event both at the parish Mass, and at a celebration in the parish hall afterwards.
The Mass was offered for the Queen; the official prayers were used, and the national anthem sung. And then in the hall, which was duly decorated with bunting, a special cake was cut and shared, its top decorated with the union jack formed in raspberries and blueberries. The local MP, Thérèse Coffey, who is Secretary of State at the Department of Work and Pensions, attended the Mass and reception, and proposed a toast to the Queen.
Pictured above is Deacon Martin Sanderson with parishioners at the Sacred Heart Celebration in Dereham. Below are Thérèse Coffey and Fr John Barnes, parish priest in Felixstowe (photo: Anne Dance).