On Thursday 30th June some of us attended a service marking the retirement of Marian Doyle after 25 years of service in the Sacred Heart High School Hammersmith.
It was a simple and very meaningful service prepared by some of the Staff. It was good to see so many past staff who had come to wish Marian well.
Cath thanked Marian on behalf of the Society and at the end anointed her invited us to join her in the blessing.
The readings and music echoed Marian's Irish heritage. There was a beautiful solo of Ag Criost An Siol and the final hymn was sung to the tune of ‘Danny Boy’.
What Grace is Mine.
Chorus: So I will go wherever He is calling me
And use my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies ......
There were many votes of thanks at the end including Marian herself and she gave a very moving account of how the spirituality of the Society really changed her understanding of leadership.
After the service food and drink was on offer in the Garth and there was plenty of time to catch up with old friends and colleagues and to meet Marian’s family who were present.