Tuesday, 17 March 2009

CAFOD Campaign Launch

Last night The Cathedral played host for the regional launch of the new CAFOD Climate Justice Campaign. During the day many of our primary schools dropped in for an afetrnoon of fun and learning based around this new campaign. Then in the evening people traveled from across the Diocese to join with Bishop Brian, the national Director of CAFOD, and many others to launch this new and important campaign. It was great to see The Cathedral so full!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Bishop blesses the new school extension

Yesterday Bishop Brian visited Saint Mary's Catholci Primary School, the primary school of the Cathedral. He celebrated Mass with all the pupils, staff and governors and then blessed the new extension. It was a real day of celebration, with plenty of food (especially cakes) to mark the occassion!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

In Memory of ...

Thanks to a kind benefactor The Cathedral now has a new sacristy bell. The bell was donated in memory of Father Michael McCormack, who had served here at The Cathedral, and sadly went to his eternal reward in October 2007. The bell is rung to mark the beginning of liturgical celebrations in The Cathedral and to announce times of prayer, like the Angelus. Many parishioners will remember Father Mike's infectious laugh, so it is probably highly apropriate that he is remembered by somethign that makes a lot of noise!!