MAY I please comment on a mass we attended last Friday night for Canon Seamus Hester at Our Lady of Ransom.
This mass was in thanksgiving for the years he was our parish priest and also for his recovery from a very serious illness.
The whole night was just fabulous! The church was bursting at the seams with parishioners who had come to give their thanks to Fr. Seamus.
The music and the singing was outstanding, both from the adult choir and the children from St. Thomas a Becket school - this was under the expert direction of their conductor Maura Phipps - well done to them!
At the end we all lit our candles and sang the Lourdes Ave - it brought back memories of years past when we visited Lourdes and would finish our day by taking part in the Torchlight procession.
The reception following mass in the parish centre was truly wonderful with enough food to feed an army!
Well done Our Lady of Ransom for one of the most beautiful masses I have had the fortune to attend.
G & S Skene