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Highlights of parish life in Houghton Regis
A photo-post of a very busy year for our church community.
Weekly worship at All Saints' with Thomas Whitehead Academy saw the introduction of a School Mass twice a term, attended by Key Stage 2 children and staff, with readings and intercessions lead by the pupils.
A few of our volunteers continued to work in other schools of the town along with other from the Churches Together in Houghton Regis.
Preparation for Easter started on the Sunday before Lent with the burning of last year’s palm crosses to make the ash used on Ash Wednesday.
Holy Week and Easter Celebrations took us to the heart of the Christian faith, and the Easter Vigil was a very powerful service of renewal of our commitments to follow the Lord Jesus.
The Coronation bank holiday weekend was marked by Big Lunch, a Service of Thanksgiving, and the planting of a Coronation Garden on the south-east side of All Saints’.
In May and June, we also celebrated May Devotions to Our Lady Mary and the Festival of Corpus Christi. We also travelled to St Albans with our friends from the Church of the Holy Cross in Luton for a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Alban.
Bishop Norman visited All Saints’ to administer the sacrament of Confirmation and to dedicate the high altar triptych in memory of Father Colin Gay, sometime Honorary Associate Priest of our parish.
We had the great joy to celebrate many Weddings and Baptisms.
From the middle of July, Father Diego went on a sabbatical leaving the parish in the capable hands of the churchwardens, administrator, two lay worship leaders, and volunteers. While Fr Diego was away, visiting clergy offered Mass on many Sundays and Wednesdays.
As always, our worship has been constantly supported and greatly enhanced by our team of servers, coordinated by David, and our choir, led by Janet and Nigel.