Farewell to Father Philip Okoli – Sunday 30 July

Dear friends, we have been blessed for this last year to have had Father Philip Okoli
with us here in the parish. Sadly for us, Bishop Alan has now asked him to move
to help out at St James and St Helen Parish in Colchester. Father Okoli, while
doing his studies in Colchester this last year, has helped out here at the parish. His
wisdom, kindness, generosity and love of God has shone through in everything he
has done. Even though his stay with us will have been short, we will miss him and
pray his ministry will continue to flourish in Colchester. On Sunday July 30th after
the 12-noon mass we will have a gathering to wish him farewell. Please bring some
food and drinks to share as we say a big thank you to Father Okoli for his service in