Saturday, November 29, 2008
Recently we had our Deanery Requiem Mass for the deceased clergy of the Balham Deanery. I had calculated that the priests of the deanery had probably celebrated well over a million Masses for the departed loved ones of our parishes. It seems fitting therefore that we come together once a year to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the repose of their souls. The Mass took place at St Boniface Church, Tooting, and was attended by people from the various parishes in the deanery. Afterwards we were all kindly invited to a buffet supper in the parish hall. This photograph is of the parish priest, Fr Bonvini, a few days earlier at the visit of Bishop Paul to open the new parish youth centre.