On Saturday 7th October Catholics in Manchester came together to celebrate Mary and witness their faith. The Right Reverend John Arnold Bishop of Salford walked with us. Our Lady’s R.C Primary were represented by children and parents who went together as a family. Many children gave up their usual Saturday activities eg. music or swimming lessons to walk with their child or children as a family.
Even though we were at the back and not able to see the statue or hear the band, spirit were not damped by the rain or the muddy grass at the park. We joined in with the prayers and hymns as we processed along the route. At the park Bishop Arnold addressed the children and adults congratulating them on their love and devotion to Mary. He gave everyone a special blessing.
Remember the procession is always on the first Saturday in October. See you next year.
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