Holy Family international Mass

July 2014 Palmerston North The traditional International Mass at Holy Family Parish Gonville was held on Pentecost Sunday, the Celebrant being Pa Steve Hancy. Mass commenced with a presentation of…

Holy Family international Mass Archdiocese of WellingtonJuly 2014

Palmerston North

The traditional International Mass at Holy Family Parish Gonville was held on Pentecost Sunday, the Celebrant being Pa Steve Hancy.

Mass commenced with a presentation of national flags, this year from 13 different countries.

Parts of the Mass were celebrated in Maori, French, Filipino, Indian, Dutch, Samoan, Sri Lankan, English and Irish with translations on the data projector. Following Mass all enjoyed morning tea.

Pictured is Pa Hancy praying with the flag bearers before Mass with Fr Des Levins (centre) carrying the Papal flag and parishioners carrying the French, Filipino and Sri Lankan flags.