Monday, 26 May 2008

Father Chris is one!



Bank Holiday Monday was Father Chris' first anniversary of ordination to the presbyterate. The three parishes of Shrewsbury gathered in the Cathedral together with Father Chris' parents, grandad, and some friends to mark the occassion. Mass was followed by a continuation of the celebrations with a glass of fizz and a slice of cake at the back of the Cathedral.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Confirmation 2008



On Pentecost Sunday Bishop Brian was in the Cathedral celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with young people from the the three parishes of Shrewsbury, Our lady of Pity, Saint Winefride's and the Cathedral, as well as from Saint peter's in Ludlow. Prior to the sacrament, the young people participated in a course of preparation, which included a retreat weekend. The pictures show some of the young people and catechists during day two of the retreat outside The Chapter House!

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Catechists Gathering



On Wednesday last, the catechists from across the Shrewsbury Local Pastoral Area gathered together in the Cathedral. It was the first of what will hopefully be termly meetings, bringing catechists together to share good practice, ideas and suggestions. At this first meeting Dave Fitton (Diocesan Co-ordinator for Youth Ministry) talked about the on going nature of catechesis and his vision for youth catechesis. All the catechists said it was a great opportunity to meet their colleagues from other parishes and begin to collaborate together. The Children's Liturgy catechsists even planned their first joint social gathering!