FEAST OF ST DOMINIC
SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2013
Fr Alexander Redman, Parish Priest of Dursley, preached on the life and times of St Dominic
The church was full
The congregation received Holy Communion devoutly. Fr Alexander Redman (below centre) was the Celebrant with Fr Andrew Goodman (below left) as Deacon and Fr Bede Rowe (below right) as Subdeacon
The parish schola sang accompanied by Seminarian Seth Phipps of the FSSP...
...led by the choirmaster, Paul Rouse
At the end of Mass, the seven servers and three priests processed out in immaculate formation
The car park was overflowing: people were having to park on the Parish Priest's lawn
And into the hall where Fr Bede Rowe presented a cat cake (which he had knocked up that morning) to his friend, cat-lover Carol, whose 60th birthday it had been the day before
The food was in abundance thanks to people's generous contributions and was in part suitably Dominican inspired
The company was enchanting...
...and the conversation lively
The alcohol flowed freely
And there were more cakes...
...than even all the children could finish!
Very importantly, the help was forthcoming
Sancte Dominice, ora pro nobis!