The Second Vatican Council in Rome in its decree on communications (Inter Mirifica) said that "the Church believes that its task involves employing the means of social communication to announce the good news of salvation.” This blog is part of that process by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton to communicate that same good news about Jesus Christ.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Altar prepared for Mass in Broadfield
Christ the Lord, Broadfield and Bewbush in Crawley Parish recently celebrated a Mass for the many cultures that make up their congregation. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr Gerard Hatton and Fr Raffael Majewski, and reflecting the diverse cultures of both clergy and congergation, there was an entry hymn in French, readings in Portuguese and Polish, Bidding Prayers in many languages and a board in front of the altar displaying “welcome” in various languages.
After Mass they were entertained by song and dance, Irish, Mauritian and Chagossian dancers, and a Welsh lullaby, as well as enjoying food from different countries.