The first Wednesday of the month the lads welcome friends and benefactors of the community to join them for mass. The first Wednesday in November was extra special, as not only was this the feast of All Saints, but the lads in the house and the friends joined in the prayer and invocation of the Holy Spirit for Patrick as he received ‘the Blessing’ before leaving the Cenacolo Community to return home to Singapore, the following day.
Chun Fu entered the Cenacolo Community in October 2011. Each person’s walk in community is unique. During his walk Chun Fu was received into the Church, choosing the name Patrick for his Christian name, when he was baptised.
During his walk Patrick lived in different ‘fraternities’ (houses) including in Italy and France before moving to the ‘fraternity’ at Lady Queen of Martyrs in Kendal around 2 years ago.
As well as joining Patrick and the lads for the celebration of Holy Mass and praying with him when he received the Blessing from Fr Chris on behalf of Mother Elvira, the friends experienced a very significant moment. The lads that have lived, worked, prayed, played and journeyed together shared their memories and thanks with Patrick. Equally as important as the thanksgiving was the advice or ‘help’ they believe Patrick will need to continue his walk.
Patrick ‘we wish you well’ as you begin your next chapter at home in Singapore or supporting Jimmy and Irene as they seek to establish the first fraternity in the Philippines.