by Kenneth Palmer
On Saturday 13th July Bishop John Sherrington celebrated Mass at Christ the King, Cockfosters, along with Parish Priest Fr Christophe Brunet.
During Mass a Benemerenti (a medal awarded by the Pope for services to the Church) was presented to parishioner Patrick McKeown for his longstanding, faithful service to the parish. He is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, leads the recitation of the daily Rosary on weekdays, and also carries out sacristan duties prior to the daily weekday Masses.
Several members of Patrick’s family joined the congregation. An informal reception followed the Mass in the parish hall during which parishioners were able to express their personal thanks to Patrick for his loyal service.