On a very rainy Sunday 3rd June 2012, the Salesian Parish of Saint James' Bootle celebrated 125 years of ministry within the Bootle Community. To mark the beginning of this day Fr Martin Coyle, the SDB provincial, celebrated Mass in a full church. Our regular congregation was joined by former parishioners, Staff and Governors of both Savio Salesian College and All Saints Primary, and pupils from the same schools.
The Parish community gathered at Mass
After the Thanksgiving Mass we took the short walk over to the primary school where, since 7am Sunday morning, our Youth Team had been setting up the 'Fun Festival'. Every single young and not so young person enjoyed the fun filled day, even though the weather was dreadful.