The Year of Faith, inaugurated by Pope Benedict XVI, is rapdily coming to a close, indeed, we are almost there. So the last Y o F celebration was a School Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Fernyhalgh. The top two classes (5 & 6) with teachers and others made their way to this ancient Lancashire Shrine. The top class even walked, in proper pilgrim style.
All the excitement of the race was to be found in St Clare's Parish Hall on Friday night when a funder raiser was organised to send some of our young people to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage next year.
Today 47 young people gathered for the Youth Day to re-launch the Youth Groups after the summer break. Contrary to the weather reports, the day was dry and sunny.
The chapel at the Royal Preston Hospital was full on Monday evening when Bishop Campbell OSA, The Bishop of Lancaster, celebrated Mass and Commissioned a host of men and women to act, not only as Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, but as official Hospital Visitors, members of the Catholic Chaplaincy Team.