Our November Race Night helped St Joseph’s Tewkesbury cross the finishing line of their fund-raising for the Tanzania Project to build a church in Dodoma.
Look out for a re-run in one of the other two parishes during 2024 to enhance fund raising – An evening of fun as you virtually stroll around the paddock with friends placing bets on the horses that will hopefully win you a prize in the sweep stakes and fund good works. Dates to be confirmed
ONAM A FESTIVAL OF THE HARVEST
Last August our parish was delighted to see our Keralan parishioners celebrating on a grand scale an important part of their culture.
Hopefully we will have a repeat performance during 2024 when we can expect to see our church beautifully decorated with flower petals and enjoy the traditional dancing by ladies wearing their national costumes.
Celebrating our Parish Patron Saint
Over fifty parishioners were able to stay after Mass to enjoy a shared lunch together and to celebrate St Joseph. A wonderful buffet of dishes from many different cuisines – but principally Indian dishes, delighted all.
Magnificent deserts followed and most delicious of all was the friendship shared and the opportunity to acknowledge the growth in our parish over the last eighteen months. The most welcome influx of young families has changed the profile of our parish and there is a great feeling that our parish is alive and well with at least ten nationalities worshipping together in our church. Truly catholic!