Monday, May 28, 2007
Pentecost at The Ascension Mission
The Ascension Mission celebrated its second anniversary on Pentecost Day, praying for a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit for the next stage of its life and mission.
Very soon the congregation is to move to a new location where it will share facilities with the Seminary and Diocesan Centre. The mission will have the use of the ground floor of the three storey building, which has a chapel for 150-200 people and excellent classrooms and office facilities. Behind the present building there is space for a future parish church, letting out onto a busy suburban avenue - an excellent location!
After the Eucharist some of the children made a presentation about the Holy Spirit's coming to Jesus' disciples and the "birthday" of the Church. Following the service there was a bring share lunch and the inevitable birthday cake. The mission is led by the Rev Alberto Valdivia (seen in the photo, top left, with his wife Gianina), who is looking forward to the move and the challenge of ministry in a middle class area.