On Sunday 5 July Cardinal Vincent visited Our Lady of the Rosary Church at Staines to celebrate Mass for the 125th Anniversary of the parish.
On arrival he was greeted by the brownies who processed in with him, alongside children who had recently received their First Holy Communion. Also present was the current Parish Priest, Fr Phillip Dyer-Perry, and previous parish priests, Fr Tom Quinn and Fr Adrian Walker.
In his homily, the Cardinal spoke about the challenges of being a Catholic in modern society, and the importance of their witness of faith in their daily lives.
The Cardinal presented a diocesan award and medal to parishioner, John McNamara, for his service to the parish community.
After the Mass, the Cardinal blessed the new parish facilities in the church building and unveiled a plaque of commemoration. The Anniversary Mass was followed by a barbeque and celebrations in the new parish courtyard.