Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chelsea on a summer evening...

...and a great gathering in the Monckton Room in the crypt of Holy Redeemer Church. These are the parents of First Communion children, and while the youngsters were in the church with their parish priest having instruction about the Sacraments, the mothers and fathers had a talk about the feasts and seasons of the Church's year and the traditions associated with them...a cheerful and very happy evening, with a most wonderful and friendly atmosphere. This is a really delightful parish.

The Monckton Room is a an attractive and welcoming parish centre, bright and pleasant, created in the crypt of the church. It is named in honour of Jonathan Monckton, a young husband and father who was murdered in front of his family by burglars who shot him as they tried to force their way into his home. He was a faithful member of the parish at Holy Redeemer Church and served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

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