The Church's Birthday
2009 at Saint Faith's
As in previous years, the great
Feast of Pentecost - the coming of the Holy Spirit to the Church -
was celebrated on Sunday, May
31st, with colourful and dramatic liturgy at Saint Faith's.
The church was decked out with Happy Birthday balloons (more than one
of which somehow managed
to end up in the rafters afterwards!) There were three baptisms in the
course of the service,
and a birthday cake to be ceremonially cut during the service and
shared later with the congregation.
Young people took an active part in the special liturgy of the morning.
There were 'goody bags' for the youngsters present (and for those whose
actual birthday fell on the day).
As the service ended, the usual weekly singing of that old favourite
'Happy Birthday To You' took on a special meaning...
Pictures: Chris Price
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previous years' pictures
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