Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Gatwick Airport - Catholic Chaplaincy has Lift Off!

Deacon Ian with World Youth Day pilgrims and their priests
Jean Wells reports:
"We have lift off! A year ago my husband, Deacon Ian Wells, and I found ourselves at Gatwick Airport. To fly? Well not quite, although we do seem to be flying around! Together with Sister Jo Threlfall, we form the Roman Catholic Chaplaincy Team at the multi-faith chapels in South and North Terminals.

Many Catholic travellers and staff come to the chapels for the Services, to pray and to share their needs. In December, the Gatwick Chaplaincy celebrates its 35th birthday. Each chapel has a book for people to write down their own prayers. It is well used! So pop in if you are going on holiday or meeting somebody.

Recently, we had a group of 55 young people and their Priests from the Dioceses of Derry, Down & Connor who celebrated Mass in South Chapel on their way to Madrid for World Youth Day. It was such a joy to have them with us. How wonderful to know that they were joining our own young people from the Diocese of A&B, together with youngsters from all over the World to meet the Pope.."

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