Siobhan Butler added: "Everyone is looking forward to the mission.
Boniface Tumek said the youngsters got a better feel of the Via Dolorosa, Way of Grief, or the Way of Sorrow or the Painful Way - believed to be the street within the Old Jerusalem which Jesus walked on his way to crucifixion.
told NCR that such statistics were greeted by an audible gasp in the church.
Sue Edwards said: "Unlike St David's, which was closed in January, St Mary's has no financial or building maintenance problems.
Nancy McGrath, president of the closure protest group Code Purple, was a parishioner
there for 20 years prior to the closing.
John's would see the new people and they'd say things like, 'Hey, there's a parishioner
Although it is hard to fault Duffy's painstaking research of what he has coined "traditional religion," Katherine French quite astutely has issued a note of caution, arguing persuasively that he "unduly minimizes conflict in late medieval religion," preferring instead to focus on parishioner
agency rather than coercion by the church.
Teeth brushed, I was relieved to see the remaining parishioner
had begun to lay out some pew cushions on the floor - my bed for the night.
told the ECHO: "Every day, the congregation issitting in the pews, looking upat the cross, praying that somethingwill bedone tosort thismess out.
A damage estimate was not available, but parishioner
Julie Morin said the latest damage was the worst in a string of vandalism that began about a year ago.
Last night a parishioner
told the Sunday Mirror: "The fact that our parish priest drives a BMW, has a time-share in Spain and lives in a house with a gym and a sunbed makes him an easy target for criticism.
However, one parishioner
at the Catholic church said the parting shot came as no surprise.