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Immaculate Conception 2014
article posted 14 Dec 2014

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The Ward's Festival of the Immaculate Conception took place on Saturday 13th December. The venue for this was the church of St Catherine, Todmorden Road, Burnley BB10 4AB. The coldest night of the current year caused us some problems of transport, including ice and road closures, but over forty souls gathered for this festival. It was a splendid day. Fr Roger Parker, Hazel and members of the congregation made us all very welcome and prepared a delicious lunch. Fr Richard Oakley's sermon was excellent, and it was good to have Fr David Sutton giving Benediction. Mike Heppleston at the organ was inspirational as ever. We were delighted that, as part of the Mass, two members were formally admitted to the Ward and the Society. Our grateful thanks to Fr Parker and all his congregation for making us so very welcome and for hosting this event.