There was  a surprise award for Michael Gaffney, Master of Ceremonies, at Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield in November.

After the Confirmation Mass Michael was presented  with The Gold Medal of Merit of the Guild Of St Stephen For Altar Servers having achieved 50 years of serving on the Altar.

Making the presentation was Bishop David Evans, Auxiliary  Bishop of Birmingham. Michael is responsible  for the training of all the servers in the parish and is  fully supported in his role by the parish priest Father Michael Ho Huu Nghia.

Michael is also Catenian and a member of the  Sutton Coldfield Circle was greatly honoured by the award and considers it’s a vocation and privilege  to serve the church in this ministry.

Left to right – Michael Gaffney, Bishop David Evans, Father Michael Ho Huu Nghia- Parish Priest.

The Catenians