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Feast Day of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe

Frs Gerard Tang Choon O Carm parish priest MIQU and  Bishop Malcolm Galt CSSp display the Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis. Obscured behind them is Deacon Jeffrey Supersad. Photos by Gerard-Paul Wanliss

The parish of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe (MIQU) Bourg Mulatresse, celebrated its patronal feast day Wednesday, August 22 with a Mass in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the parish, the 35th anniversary of the church building, and 20th anniversary of the construction of the parish hall.

In preparation for the celebration of this magnificent feast, Fr Gerard Tang Choon O Carm celebrated Mass on Monday and Tuesday evening. Before Mass on Monday, the congregation was blessed with a relic of the Holy Cross and on Tuesday, the blessing was with the relic of St Pope Pius X. Following Tuesday’s Mass, the congregation was invited to touch the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament and pray for healing. The prayer group assisted with this exercise.

On Feast Day, the celebration began with the recitation of the rosary in the grotto led by the Legionaries, followed by a procession around the Church compound and then into the church. When the congregation was seated, Fr Tang Choon recognised those present: Bishop Malcolm Galt CSSp; former parish priests, Frs Arnold Francis, Eugene Rodney and Garfield Rochard; our neighbouring parish priests, Fr Hasely King O Carm and Fr Cornelius Philip FMI as well as Deacons Mike Smith and Jeffrey Supersad.

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