A MASS FOR THE SICK, ELDERLY & HOUSEBOUND OF THE PARISH
and Afternoon Tea
was held on Saturday, 9th July 2016, sponsored by the Birtley Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul,
at St Joseph's RC Church, celebrated by Fr Tony Duffy, assisted by  Deacon Peter Lavery.
Mass was followed by afternoon tea in the Parish Centre, served by members of the SVP, Catholic Womens' League, and other helpers.

Birtley SVP expresses grateful thanks to those Volunteers and Helpers who assisted to make the day a success!

Photographs courtesy of Kevin Haigh

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon tea in progress

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Carey drawing the raffle, ably assisted by Peter Monaghan, Chair of Birtley SVP.

 

 

 

 

The three wise men!

 

 

 

 

Everyone enjoying their afternoon tea.

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies of the parish hard at work doing a good job of keeping the coffee and tea supply coming along, supervised by Brian Towns!!

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies of the parish having a good old chinwag!

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Haigh SVP (left) in company of family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Bob & Maureen Bailes and friends enjoying their tea and keeping an eye on their raffle numbers.


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