Funeral of Jerry Hanifin
Wednesday 10th April at the beautiful church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mickleover in Derby. What a wonderful tribute was given to Jerry at his Requiem Mass. The church was packed with over 300 people who gathered to give thanks to God for this man's wonderful life and his amazing work with the deaf over so many years, as well as to give support to Jerry's loving family.The weather was beautiful, the church a picture, and the tributes were simply wonderful. The requiem was led by three priests and a deacon, as well as tributes from his daughters, friends and colleagues. As a priest who has seen many hundreds of funerals over the years, I can say that Jerry's was one of the most memorable and special funerals I have ever attended.I would like to extend a huge thanks to Canon Ka Fi Lee, the Parish Priest who was so accomodating to all who attended Jerry's Funeral. ...........Fr Jim
International Deaf Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018
Organised by the CDA
Below is our group Photograph, taken while in Lourdes last week. as you can see, we were blessed with good weather (well, for most of the week!)
I am sure I speak for all who went when I say we had a wonderful time, and would like to thank all those involved in the planning of this wonderful pilgrimage. - Fr Jim
Twice a year Bishop John joins the Deaf from around the Diocese to celebrate Mass for them in sign language. He learned to sign many years ago when he used to sign Mass regularly for the Deaf in the Westminster Diocese.
Christmas masses as follows