A new member for the Church
The Sacred Heart community welcome a new member into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday 19th April, when George McElston was baptised and confirmed, supported by his wife, Martine. During a long service, beginning with the Easter fire in the courtyard, and continuing with the Easter candle being carried into the church in the darkness, the singing of the Exsultet, a series of readings from the Old Testament relating the story of salvation history, the singing of the Gloria and the gospel account of the discovery of the empty tomb, we prepared for George’s baptism by praying and singing the Litany of the Saints. Father Peter then baptised George and confirmed him with the Oil of Chrism.
After the service there was a further celebration in the hall, with a glass of wine and a specially decorated cake!