HASLAND: St Paul’s Church family Mass celebrates the Feast of Pentecost

The family Mass at St Paul’s Church, Hasland, led by the Rector of Hasland, Fr Malcolm Ainscough, celebrated the feast of Pentecost. The children and young people presented a sketch which illustrated the events leading up to the Ascension of Jesus, celebrating the ‘bounce back’ the disciples received with the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost - the deflated disciples being empowered to face the world.

Those taking part were Alexia Arnold, Sarah Musk, Bethany Gillatt, Alyssa and Lauren Ward and Helena Bond, and the Responsorial Psalm was read by Rhian Ainscough. Martin Basford created a powerful poster depicting Pentecost, with flames and Biblical quotations describing the events of the first Pentecost.