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Our Lady, Help of Christians, Portico, Prescot, was the setting for parishioner Bernadette Anderson to receive the Papal Honour of Bene Merenti. Bishop John Rawsthorne made the presentation during Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December 2017.
The award was given for Bernadette’s long-serving musical accompaniment at Masses and services in the church. By her side at the presentation was husband, Deacon Vincent Anderson, for many years they were both stalwarts of the archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage.
Pictured with Bishop John and the couple are: Deacon Tom Simms, Father John Gorman, Father Dave Melly (Parish Priest), Father Des Seddon and Deacon Jim Davies.
Picture: Starflame Photography