Thursday, 12 April 2007


On Saturday evening we celebrated the Easter Vigil. Deacon Mike sang the Exultet, Siang was received into the Catholic Church as 'Josephine' and all of us processed around Soho Square with Father Alexander carrying Our Saviour in the Blessed Sacrament! The evening ended with wine, biscuits, chocolates, crisps and all things yummy! Easter morning we said Morning prayer in the Church and prepared for 11:00 Mass. The Church was full, and we were hard pressed to find seats - it was beautiful! Many were tourists visiting London and it was great to see the parish heaving with people from all over the world! Sunday afternoon we feasted on lamb and many trimmings, all prepared by our wonderful Arnold, the housekeeper / cook / manager of the house / fix-er-upper of the house! We feasted on cakes and coffees afterward - including homemade pumpkin pie cheesecake made by our very own Angela! After feasting, the students were off to Celebrate! They will have to tell you all about it when they return! Celebrate is an annual Charismatic conference held in Illfracombe, Devon in the southwest of England. The students will help with the stewarding this year and take part in some of the events happening there - including hosting a few of the 'Celebrate! Radio' Shows. It has been an awfully quiet week here without the students around! The parish is bustling with its normal activity ... just one, two or 8 less people here at St Pat's! The students are due to return Sunday afternoon - so hopefully Henry will be able to dive on to the Blog to give you a full update on what they've been up to with Barbara and the other 1,000 Celebrators!

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