THOSE who gave their lives in World War I will be remembered during a special mass at St Peter’s on Sunday.
Shifting from its usual time of 9.30am to 9am, the church will hold a requiem mass to mark 100 years since the end of WWI, allowing for parishioners to then attend the town’s service at the cenotaph from 10.30am.
Fr Robert Murphy has encouraged those attending to bring photos of their own loved ones who fought in WWI.
“It can be a photo of them at any stage in their life … it doesn’t have to be a service photo,” he said.
“I think when you do that, the reason for the service really becomes special because you’re putting a face to it.”
St Peter’s has its own WWI honour roll, but research has shown many of the handwritten names were not originally from Leeton, rather they had a connection to the town.
The mass begins at 9am on Sunday and will be followed by a morning tea.
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