Tradition continued in Uralur on August 4th when people gathered from within and beyond the parish to celebrate the Urlaur Pattern at Urlaur Abbey. Our Curate, Fr John Maloney – recently appointed to the parish of Attymass – was Principal Celebrant at the Pattern Mass and Fr Vincent Sherlock preached. The local choir, joined by visitors and additional musicians provided the music and song for the Liturgy and two parishioners read to us from the Scriptures. The day, though damp, did not quell the enthusiasm of those gathered – some gathering in excess of seven decades and others, babies in arms, attending their first or maybe second Pattern. The Tradition is in safe hands.