So any way these days were long and exhausting. Today was Saturday but no time for sleeping in! We were once again up at 5.30 am but this time we were driving in to pick up a 25 seater bus as DH had agreed to drive a group of people from our parish to another church in the town of Warwick about 2 hours from Brisbane.
Father Rod performed the service for DH and I when we married in 2004 and it was a beautiful service. Rod knew that my greatest wish was that I should be allowed to re-marry in a church despite being a divorcee. Thanks to Rod and the Bishop I got my wish.
I know how lucky the people of Warwick are to have Rod as their parish priest; they were without a priest for over 12 months. Our parish will now be 'in the same boat' as we wait for a replacement.
|St Mark's Warwick built in 1869 (that's old for Qld)|
|Rod standing with some of the people who took part in the ceremony (note the beautiful embroidery on the stole of the lady second from the left)|
|Those of us who travelled in the hired bus. Many more came in private cars|
|This building was the original church and is now used as a hall (so if the present church was completed in 1869, this one is a lot older)|