A BIG THANK YOU – to all who helped make the Christmas Liturgies so very dignified and elevating and to all who help out throughout the entire year and give of their time, energy, expertise and enthusiasm in helping to run our parish. Without your help and support it would not be possible to have the vibrant parish community we are so proud to have here in Straide.
Thanks to the Altar Servers, the Altar Society, the Choirs and guest singers & musicians, the Cleaners, the Collectors, the Counters, the Finance Council, the Grounds men, the Ministers of the Eucharist, the Musicians, the Pastoral Council, the Readers, those who pray the Prayers of the Faithful, the Safeguarding Children personnel, the staff of the Primary School, those who donated flowers, those who decorated inside & outside of the Church for Christmas (especially the flowers, the lights & the trees), those who made, donated and erected the two cribs (one inside and one outside the Church), those who clean the brass, the silverware & altar linen in the Church and all those others who help quietly behind the scenes and whose good deeds are known only to God alone.
May God Bless you all and reward you for your work.
Special thanks, also, to Santa for fitting in Straide Church on Christmas morning and making many young (and not so young!) people very happy.
Mystery Visitor Christmas Morning 2014
Sincere thanks to the Mystery Visitor who took time to visit Straide Church after Mass on Christmas morning. It was his very last stop before returning to the north pole. Everyone (young and old) were delighted to see him. Thanks also to local parishioner Myra who helped the Visitor find his way into the Church. We hope he will be able to return to us again next year.