2002 Photo Review . . . .

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May

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Walsingham - 3rd May

Right: Parishioners celebrating Judith Swift's birthday.

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Above and below, Rosary Rally, Wigan Town Centre.

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Left: Crowning of Our Lady's Statue

 

 

Below: First Communicants

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June

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Due to bleak weather conditions, the annual Ecumenical Procession of Faith was replaced by a Service of Celebration in St. Jude's Church .   .   .   .

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Left: Father Pat and the ministers of the local churches lead the congregation in the service.

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August : Outdoor Mass followed by Picnic in the Gardens   .   .   .   .

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On 30th August, parishioners Jim and Mary McNulty celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary .   .   .   .

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Sadly, St. Jude's  Parish lost a most faithful servant when Jim passed away on 31st October. (See St. Jude's Archives - "Parish Stalwarts")

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September

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Seminarian, Michael Crilly, arrives at St. Jude's as part of his training towards the Priesthood. Michael, who is studying at Ushaw College, Durham, is on placement until Christmas Day.

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During his brief spell, Michael has been deeply involved in the life of the Parish and will be greatly missed when he leaves. Hopefully, he will return to St. Jude's to serve as a Deacon before his priestly ordination in 2004.

 

Ushaw Seminarian, Michael Crilly

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7th September

Legion of Mary visit the Poor Clares at Hawarden in North Wales . . . .

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Above and left : Browsing in the Craft Shop

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November : Christmas Fayre . . . .

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December

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6th December - The annual Celebration Mass of the Legion of Mary was held at St. Jude's . . . .
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The Mass was followed by a buffet in the Social Centre . . . .

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Saturday 14th December to Wednesday 18th December
Father Pat spends some time in hospital  .   .   .
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Above : Father Pat in Euxton Hall Hospital, the day after his operation on his knee.
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Since an accidental fall on the sanctuary steps on 1st September, Fr Pat had been suffering severe discomfort due to an injured right knee. The initial diagnosis was that the ligaments/tendons were strained, but a subsequent scan revealed that some of the tendons were severed and that surgery was necessary.

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Happily, Father Pat has returned home, but his right leg will remain in heavy plaster for six to eight weeks. Nevertheless, although he is only able to walk with the aid of crutches, he is determined to celebrate the Mass of the Nativity on Christmas morning.

Left : 23rd December - Father Pat, happy to be back home and on the way to recovery.