Marlborough Mid-Week : October 29th 2014
NEWS Big birthday blessed with sunshine Parishioners of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Blenheim gathered at the weekend to mark the parish’s 150th anniversary. Past and present priests, the Sisters of Mercy, congregants and Archbishop JohnDewattended a powhiri on Saturday followed by a parade and historical walk. On Sunday,Dewblessed the stations of the cross detailing every baptism in the church. Official welcome: Archbishop JohnDewfrom the Wellington diocese welcomes guests to the 150th anniversary of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Blenheim Photos: ANTHONY PHELPS/FAIRFAX NZ MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, OCTOBER 29, 2014 13 Parishioners: People watch as Archbishop JohnDewfrom the Wellington diocese opens the 150th celebrations of St Mary’s. Memories: Caroline Piesse in the confirmation dress she wore when she was 16. Diversity celebrated: Cultural performances were a highlight of festivities. Major milestone: Parishioners and guests gather for the 150-year festivities.
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