On Thursday the 8th December parishioners gathered for Mass and a candlelit procession to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.
The Ursuline sisters at St Thomas More had prepared a focal area with an icon of Our Lady and Jesus. In past years when the weather has been less windy we have processed to the grotto outside, but given the wind and cold it was much nicer inside! After mass we processed to this area and sang Immaculate Mary. This is a popular hymn, and will remind people of pilgrimmage to Lourdes.
Younger readers may like to find out what people do with their candles when singing the chorus of this hymn.