After the mass presided over by Pope Francis in Marseille on Saturday, this Sunday, September 24 was the day of the traditional friendly back-to-school day for the Sainte-Marie parish and school.
An open-air mass
All thirteen villages of the Saint-Joseph parish community and members of the Sainte-Marie school participated in an open-air mass which brought together more than 250 people in the grounds of Castries castle. At the end of the celebration, Father Charles-Édouard blessed the children attending the parish, their schoolbags, their parents, their catechists and their teachers. The participants were able to freely exchange cordially during the aperitif which followed and those who wished shared a friendly meal, in the shade of the plane trees and on the lawns. The afternoon, dedicated to intergenerational sharing, ended with a time of praise and prayer. New arrivals to the parish particularly appreciated the warm welcome from regulars in this authentic and remarkable place.
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