The highlight event of the year was a 2-week Pilgrimage to Rome & Palazzola held Spet 5th-16th 2016 with parishioners from Father Tony’s previous parishes in Stevenage and Hounslow.

Corner of Our Lady where we had the Salve every evening after dinner

Corner of Our Lady where we had the Salve every evening after dinner

Chapel in Villa Palazzola where we celebrated Mass every evening prior dinner.

Chapel in Villa Palazzola where we celebrated Mass every evening prior dinner.

outdoor dining at Villa Palazzola.

outdoor dining at Villa Palazzola.

Group photo taken at Villa Palazzola

Group photo taken at Villa Palazzola

Relaxing at Villa Palazzola - The English College's Retreat & Pilgrimage Centre (where we stayed) overlooking Lake Albano

Relaxing at Villa Palazzola – The English College’s Retreat & Pilgrimage Centre (where we stayed) overlooking Lake Albano

Mass celebrated in the Lithuanian Chapel in the crypt near the tomb of St. Peter in St. Peter's Basilica

Mass celebrated in the Lithuanian Chapel in the crypt near the tomb of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica

In the fountain gardens of the Villa D'Este at Tivoli

In the fountain gardens of the Villa D’Este at Tivoli

Group photo in the gardens of the Venerabile English College (the oldest English & Welsh institution abroad - founded in 1362) where Father Toiny was a seminarian

Group photo in the gardens of the Venerabile English College (the oldest English & Welsh institution abroad – founded in 1362) where Father Toiny was a seminarian

Group photo in the Barberini Gardens of the Papal Palace at Castel Candolfo

Group photo in the Barberini Gardens of the Papal Palace at Castel Candolfo

At Monte Cassino (Benedictine Monastery)

At Monte Cassino (Benedictine Monastery)

First night in Rome, parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

Retired Priest, Father John Helm with Ruth Hill outside our hotel in Rome (Lancelot)

Retired Priest, Father John Helm with Ruth Hill outside our hotel in Rome (Lancelot)

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General Audience with HH Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square

General Audience with HH Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel

First night in Rome, Parishioners dining in the hotel