Adelia Alves, a longstanding parishioner at St Mary’s RC, Mucurapo shares her memories.
The day finally came, October 20, when after restoration for five years, St Mary’s Mucurapo, St James, dedicated to Our Lady’s Assumption, was rededicated by Archbishop Jason Gordon. It was an impressive ceremony and the relics of two saints were placed at the bottom of the altar—St Jose Sanchez del Rio and St Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran.
I was baptised in this church on February 6, 1932 when I was two months old. The church was new as it was blessed on June 14, 1931, according to an article in the brochure on the history of the church by Norman Darway. St Mary’s has always been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember as my family lived close by.