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Sunday 1 November 2015

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day has been a double celebration at St Wilfrid's.

At the 10.30am Family Mass we welcomed Jane Thirlwell into full communion with the Catholic Church. Jane is pictured here with her family including her parents and her sponsor, Marion Hall.P1020961P1020979We also welcomed the relics of Blessed Nicholas Postgate, the Priest of the Moors. The relics, including portions of his cloak and the rope used to hang him, were formerly kept at Oscott College near Birmingham. They are now kept by Middlesbrough Diocese which covers the area where Blessed Nicholas worked in the 17th Century. They are visiting every parish in the diocese over the next few months. Many people came to venerate the relics and pray before them after Mass.P1020989 P1020988P1020984The 12.10pm Mass on Thursday will be a Votive Mass of Blessed Nicholas Postgate and we will sing his  well-loved hymn.