2003 Photo Review . . . .

January:  In what has become a parish tradition, on Sunday 12th January, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, a special celebration took place in church. Parents, godparents, family and friends of all who had been baptised in the previous twelve months were invited to come along to celebrate the 10.30 a.m. Mass together and to give thanks to God, our Father.

 
14th May: St Jude's Parishioners, Mr Wilf Brogan and his wife, Agnes, become the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan . . .
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Above, left, the new Mayor and Mayoress, Wilf and Agnes, with their five children.
Above, right, Wigan's first citizens with Father Pat MacNally, PP at St.Jude's and Chaplain to the Mayor.
 
18th May: (below) Crowning Our Lady's Statue

June: (below)

Our First Communicants

 
8th JUNE  - Father Pat Celebrates his RUBY JUBILEE . . .
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Below: Fr. Pat's sister, Sr Bernadette, reads at the special Mass of Celebration that took place at St. Jude's on Friday, 6th June.

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The Mass was concelebrated by some twenty priests and was very well-attended by Father Pat's parishioners and friends. Among the congregation were the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan.

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The celebrations continued in the Social Club, where an evening of food and entertainment was enjoyed by one and all, and where presentations were made to Father Pat, including a Papal Blessing, a beautiful scroll depicting all the parishes at which he had served over the years, and a cheque for a sum that he later described as "most generous".

 

23rd August: St. Jude's Legion of Mary and friends pay their annual visit to the Poor Clare's Convent in Hawarden, North Wales . . .

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24th Dec  Children's Mass on Christmas Eve .  .  .