St. Jude's Church "Beautifiers"

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Each fortnight, after the Wednesday morning Mass, a group of ten faithful St. Jude's parishioners roll up their sleeves, take up their trusty dusters, mops and buckets and  proceed to "beautify" our church. They make sure that no aisle, bench, kneeler or dusty corner is left with any blemish as they busily go about this voluntary  labour of love.

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Father MacNally has  a special term of reference for this intrepid and heroic band. He calls them the church "beautifiers" - and quite rightly so! To refer to them merely as "cleaners" would demean the task that they so religiously perform.

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Our Parish Family of St. Jude is indebted to this devoted and dependable group, who diligently work behind the scenes for no reward, other than that they are serving the Lord. On behalf of Father MacNally and all the parishioners at St. Jude's - thank you all so much!

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Photograph above left: The faithful group of St. Jude's church "beautifiers".

Back row, from the left: Nora Fillingham, Harold Trowbridge, Francis Hayes, Albert Halliwell, Hilda Webster, and Teresa Leonard.
Front row, from the left: Peggy Hollis, Winnie Wilding and Margaret Travis.
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Centre photograph: Harold Trowbridge mops one of the church aisles.

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Photograph right: Peggy Hollis sweeps the church porch.
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Note that the tenth member of the group, missing from the photographs, is Margaret Trowbridge, Harold's wife.