On February 13th 2018 there will be a thanksgiving Mass at St Alphonsus Church, Ayres Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester at 9 am. The Icon of Our Lady Queen of Peace will be there for the day too.
Marking the 25th Anniversary of operations, there will also be the Rosary and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A display of old photos and reports will be there too and chance for old friends to meet up again.
Many people have joined this 25 year pilgrimage, some walking alongside for a while, others for the long haul. Many continue as intercessors now in eternity. Each has played their own unique role to make up the whole.
It is a partnership between our brothers & sisters in need around the world and those with the compassion to help them; somehow both receiving what they need.
For many it is also a spiritual journey which has enriched many lives. I hope all who can will join in this thanksgiving to God for 25 fruitful years and the privilege to be a part of it.
Here is Our Lady's message from Medjugorje 25 years ago February 1993 :-
February 25, 1993
"Dear children, today I bless you with my Motherly blessing and invite you all to conversion. I wish that each of you decides himself for a change of life and that each of you works more in the church, not through words and thoughts but through example, so that your life may be a joyful testimony for Jesus. You cannot say that you are converted, because your life must become a daily conversion. In order to understand what you have to do, little children, pray and God will give you what you concretely have to do, and where you have to change. I am with you and place you all under my mantle. Thank you for having responded to my call."