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Closing of Service

After the post communion prayer, the clergy gives the Final Blessing. We sing the Recessional hymn. The acolyte carries the cross, followed by choir and the clergy.  After the hymn, the celebrant (clergy) dismisses the congregation with a prayer. The response is “Thanks Be To God, Alleluia, Alleluia”

The clergy remain at back of the church to WELCOME the worshippers.

ALL are welcome to stay after the service for coffee and cookies. This allows you to CONNECT with others and find out more about our parish family.

YOU ARE INVITED and YOU ARE WELCOMED.  WE HOPE YOU BECOME CONNECTED with us.

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