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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
50 Years of Service Celebrated
Sr Zita with Deacon Seamus Mahon (L) and Fr David Maskell (R)
Sisters from The Towers Convent in Upper Beeding, West Sussex celebrated Sr. Zita’s 50 years of service to the community at a joyful mass in Corpus Christi Church, Henfield, along with parishioners and visitors from far and wide.
Sr. Zita’s brother and his wife travelled all the way from Ireland for this milestone celebration. The church was filled to capacity and many past parishioners came back to celebrate in the spirit of a true extended family. In his homily, Fr. David Maskell, parish priest called on the congregation to recognise and witness Sr. Zita’s commitment to the faith, the community and to her responsibilities and praised her for her ‘staying power’.
Mass was followed by a party in the Church Hall at which Sr. Zita cut the proverbial celebratory cake.