COLIN’S CELEBRATION

Many, many thanks to all who helped make our celebration of Colin Buckland’s musical contribution to our parish so special. The music group, led by Colin, set the tone, with a joyful liturgical endeavour. Clare on the organ provided the necessary grandeur, and the whole Mass was a blessed experience. Regan Otte, on behalf of the Parish Council, praised Colin’s tireless contribution to our English-speaking parish for over 30 years, and announced that there was a considerable presentation from the parish to enable Colin and Ann to enjoy further their years of retirement. The reception afterwards, held in the couvent, was a great celebration — so many people contributed food, energy, time and presence — the one refrain that was heard repeatedly was ‘Why don’t we do this more often?’. Watch this space! Thank you again to all who contributed to the Mass and to the celebration afterwards. And to Colin, ‘Ad multos Annos!’

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