By Lizzie Healey
St Martin’s, Renton, parishioner George Rainey is to receive an Archdiocesan Merit Award for his work in the village church.
He will officially receive the Award on Wednesday, May 1, at a ceremony which will begin with a holy Mass at 7pm.
The congregation will then proceed to the Church Hall, after the Eucharistic celebration, for a light buffet to which everyone is welcome.
The 2nd collection next weekend is an opportunity for the parish, to contribute towards a presentation for George.
The Rev Anthony Ejikeme, parish priest, said: “George has worked tirelessly for our chapel and this award from the Pope is not only special for him and his family but our school chapel and community.”
Children are most welcome and parents have been urged to take them with them, preferably dressed for the occasion in their school uniform.
Father Ejikeme added: “George is a person the church should be giving awards to. He is a true gentleman, an ambassador for the church and encapsulates everything good in a person.
“Please come along especially with your kids and celebrate this momentous event for George his family and The Renton!”