|The Bishop and children gather before Mass with |
Fr. Steven Parkinson Bishop's Secretary and former curate
On the 23rd of November parishioners past and present gathered in St Joseph's Church together with the Bisho pto mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the parish. It was lovely to see the church so full and everyone joining in the celebration.
|Uniformed organisations and primary school children help with the singing|
|Fathers Michael Buckley (past curate) and Bob Morrow (past PP)|
|The Bishop says the Opening Prayer of the Mass|
|The Parish Priest has the last word!|
Before the Mass begin the children present various national flags to the Bishop representing the nationalities that make up the community.
During his homily Bishop Brain reflected on how things had changed over the last 150 years, yet the purpose of the parish today is the same as it was was then 'that the name of the Lord may be praised.' That has certainly been done and we look forward to the next 150 years making the name of the Lord know and loved in this part of Bury.