6 August 2022
On a very warm and sunny afternoon parishioners gathered in the garden behind the church to enjoy a barbecue lunch and social get-together. There was food and drink a plenty, all generously donated, helping to raise funds too. We even dug out an old wooden Jenga set requiring steady hands and nerves of steel! Those parishioners who couldn’t make it missed a lovely event.
Congratulations to Fr Dominic
31 July 2022
Congratulations to Fr Dominic who celebrated the Eighth Anniversary of his Ordination on 31st July. He was greeted in the parish room after Mass with a surprise gift of cakes.
10 July 2022
St Michael’s Repository, also known as the Pathway Shop, held their stall at the Glastonbury Pilgrimage on Sunday. ‘It was a lovely occasion where we chatted with pilgrims from far and wide. In the tremendous heat, the Bishop managed to walked in the procession before Mass in the Abbey grounds saying the Rosary and still managed a wonderful homily. The number of Pilgrims this year was significantly less than before Covid but The Pathway Shop took £237. Thank you to Jacky and Theresa for our beautiful knitted Crib which sold for £65 and was last seen heading towards Poole!’
Well done Fr Dominic for organising your first Pilgrimage, it was a great day. Frances and Ed
First Holy Communion
3 July 2022
On July 3rd the church was packed to capacity to witness eight young children from St Michael’s making their First Holy Communion. The boys dressed in their smart suits and the girls in white dresses, were well prepared and solemnly took their place at the foot of the altar to receive the Body of Christ. Each took a part in the readings and, at the end of Mass, sang a lovely song about Joy. Two further children travelled to Kerala to make their First Communion with their families living there. Fr Dominic presented each child with a Certificate and a blessed Rosary. Afterwards refreshment awaited everyone in the parish room, with a specially decorated cake although some of the families adopted the Polish tradition and chose to celebrate at home. Congratulations and blessings on them all.
Collett Park Festival
11th June 2022
St Michael’s once again took part in this annual event in Collett Park, next to the church. Our stall provided an opportunity to raise our profile and funds for the parish. We had a profitable ‘Every One wins a Prize’ tombola and a Paperback and Media stall. Thanks go to the volunteers who manned the stall during a long day.
A lovely set of nativity figures knitted by two parishioners. It was blessed after Mass by Fr Dominic and will be offered for sale on St Michael’s stall at the annual Diocesan Glastonbury Pilgrimage on Sunday 10th July 2022 to raise funds for the parish.