Smile! Here are some of the happy delegates who attended Saturday’s Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion held at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh.

“We had 110 people present for the Reflection Day with a further 40 unable to come due to lack of space,” said Father Daniel Doherty, Vicar Episcopal for Catechetics, 26 February,

“So thank you to all who attended and, for those who didn’t manage to book a place this time around, we fully intend to have another such day in the very near future.”

The day was very ably led by Father John Deighan, Parish Priest of St Machan’s in Lennoxtown; St Paul’s in Milton of Campsie; and St Dominic’s in Torrance.

Those present enjoyed three presentations: the theology of the Eucharist; practical issues regarding the taking of Holy Communion to the sick and housebound; and a session on safeguarding issues. There was also ample opportunity for questions.

The day concluded with a Holy Hour consisting of Afternoon Prayer and Benediction led by Archbishop Cushley with the Sacrament of Reconciliation readily on offer with four priests making themselves available to hear confessions. There then followed some social time and refreshments before attendees departed home to the four corners of the Archdiocese.

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