On April 24th at the Parish Picnic, Deacon Doug celebrate his silver jubilee as a deacon at SLDM. Fr Aidan Presents an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis to Deacon Doug, and flowers to his wife Natalie.
As Fr Aidan wrote in this week’s bulletin: “Last weekend at St Anthony’s we celebrated Deacon Richard’s silver jubilee. I had the great joy of presenting him with a papal blessing and Diane his wife with flowers. Very little for so much given. But true to form, and also that of Deacon Doug and his wife Natalie whose silver jubilee we will celebrate this Sunday at the Park, neither wanted to be singled out. But, hey guys, it is our joy to celebrate you and all your brother deacons. We thank you for all your dedication and purpose, for your prayer and inspiration, for your self-effacing work on behalf of the Gospel and our community.”