Members of several C.W.L.A branches travelled to Helensburgh on the 7th May to celebrate the feast of St Maria Goretti and we were fortunate to have recently appointed Father Francis Tran celebrate the Mass. In his homily Father paid tribute to Maria Goretti for her faith in God. Father also spoke about his own family, especially his mother and the trials she faced bringing up a large family during hard times.
During the Mass the singing was led by one of the men with a wonderful voice and his rendition of Ave Maria to a hushed congregation was especially moving.
The enjoyable luncheon that followed the Mass was a variety of hot soups, hot food, slices and cakes.
Our grateful thanks to the Helensburgh C.W.L.A members and parishioners for their organisation and especially to Father Tran. Doreen Matthews.