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ARCHBISHOP IAN PRESENTING THE DIOCESAN GIFT
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REV PATSY VISITS AND THANKS THE GUESTS AT TABLE AT SPRING GARDEN RESTAURANT
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REV PATSY AND KAMLA ERNEST
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GRAHAM WATKINS CHURCHWARDEN WITH A THANKSGIVING HEART FOR REV PATSY'S MINISTRY
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A special Farewell Dinner for Rev Patsy McGregor was hosted by Bishop the Most Rev Ian Ernest and the Diocese after she served a year at St Simon the Fisherman Mission Church in Tamarin .She was presented with gifts and Graham Watkins who is Churchwarden expressed the Parish appreciation of her Fruitful Ministry as the First Woman Priest in Mauritius . Rev Patsy is the spouse of Bishop Todd of Tulear and returns to Madagascar ; However she cannot minister in Tulear as only the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar has allowed the Ordination of Women Priests since 2005.
 
MAUEN 131115-1
November 15, 2013

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] Ecc 12:1 So remember your Creator while you are still young, before those dismal days and years come when you will say, "I don't enjoy life."
Ecc 12:2 That is when the light of the sun, the moon, and the stars will grow dim for you, and the rain clouds will never pass away.
Ecc 12:3 Then your arms, that have protected you, will tremble, and your legs, now strong, will grow weak. Your teeth will be too few to chew your food, and your eyes too dim to see clearly.
Ecc 12:4 Your ears will be deaf to the noise of the street. You will barely be able to hear the mill as it grinds or music as it plays, but even the song of a bird will wake you from sleep.
Ecc 12:5 You will be afraid of high places, and walking will be dangerous. Your hair will turn white; you will hardly be able to drag yourself along, and all desire will be gone. We are going to our final resting place, and then there will be mourning in the streets.
Ecc 12:6 The silver chain will snap, and the golden lamp will fall and break; the rope at the well will break, and the water jar will be shattered.
Ecc 12:7 Our bodies will return to the dust of the earth, and the breath of life will go back to God, who gave it to us.