On Sunday last parishioners gathered at St Marie's together with members of the Lithuanian Community to welcome Father Donatas as he begins his ministry as Assistant Priest here in Bury and Chaplain to the Lithuanian Community in our diocese and beyond.
The Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Edmond Putrimas, the Lithuanian Bishop's Conference delegate for Lithuanians living outside Lithuania. He was joined by Father Petras, Parish Priest of St Casimir's Parish in London and Canon Kamaitis who has served the Lithanian Commuity for over fifty years.
The Mass was also concelebrated by Father Anthony Kay VG, Canon Anthony McBride and Father Francis Wadsworth, Parish Priest.
In attendance at the Mass was his Excellency, the Ambassador of Lithuania.
|Monsignor Putrimas gathers with clergy of the diocese before Mass|
|The Mass of Welcome|
|Father Donatus enjoys dinner with the Ambassador od Lithuania and friends|