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February 2nd, 2008 - The Light of Christ
The Light of Christ



As part of evangelisation here in the Diocese of Leeds, we are currently engaged in 'Come and See', a process for renewal. The third year of the program is entitled "Being the local church: Celebrating being Catholic."

This week saw children from Catholic schools from across the Diocese gather for a special service entitled "The Light of Christ" which included the particuarly Catholic form of devotion - Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Liturgy was led by the Bishop, who explained to the packed Cathedral about the different elements of his coat of arms, and what it says about his beliefs and ancestry.

Music for the Mass was directed by Christopher Johns, choral director for the Diocese of Leeds alongside the other choral director, Charlotte Kitson who served as cantor. The 70 strong choir comprised of children from 3 Bradford Youth Choir primary schools - St. Clare's, Fagley, St. Winefide's and St William's. Situated in the fine oak carved choir stalls they led the congregation in singing the hymns, acclamations and responses whilst also adding to the beauty and solemnity of the liturgy with the singing of Cesar Frank's 'Panis Angelicus' during Exposition.

Pictures from the liturgy can be found on the Catholic Post website .



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