11th Sept 2017 - Stechford Mercy Garden Party 2017


Sisters Maura Halpin and Maureen Murphy and their Mercy Associates and friends held their 17th Annual Garden Party on Sunday 16th July 2017 in the Gardens and Parish Room of Corpus Christi Church. The weather was kind and we were delighted to welcome Sister Brendan Murphy RSM and Postulant Nicole Keenan from St. Mary’s Convent, Handsworth. 

                                       'A Birds Eye View'

                                     'Social Time at Lunch'

Our new Parish Priest, Father Andrew Martinez SDV and his Assistant, Father Biju SDV, joined us after the morning Mass and enjoyed their first experience of ‘Mercy Fun and Games’! 

                                      'Foot Tapping Fun'

Parishioners from Holy Family, Small Heath with their PP, Father Philip Griffin and parishioners from St. Thomas More, Sheldon came along too and helped us raise an amazing total of £3,781.  
A Craft Sale of goods made by Associates will be held in the Parish this Autumn to help us increase the total to £4,000 and we will divide the proceeds between our 4 chosen Charities for 2017: 
  • FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (FCN) supporting farming families suffering isolation, depression and other problems. 
  • ADDACTION for those struggling with addictions. 
  • TABOR HOUSE BIRMINGHAM for the homeless and   
  • THE MARIA HANSON FOUNDATION which offers seaside holidays to those with a life-limiting illness

             'Associates Betty and Toni Counting the Money'

Article kindly provided by Sr. Maura

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