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Luisa Kriven began her 102nd birthday celebrations with a blessing from Fr Roy John Elavumkal SMM at Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Tranmere, on June 11, two days before her actual birthday. Austrian-born Luisa was joined by family and friends from around the globe. Pictured from left: back, Herbert and Inge Worschitz visiting from Austria and grandson Patrick Keane from Illinois; front, Annica and Hans Szivatz, relatives and parishioners at the Slovenian Church; Fr Roy; Luisa’s daughter Sylvia Kriven; granddaughter Elizabeth Machado and her husband Paolo from Texas with their five children Elise 3, (held by mother), Julia 11 months (held by father), Sophia 8, Lilian 7 and Sebastian 5.


Abigail Eve Gailbraith was baptised by Fr Denis Ssemuju in St John the Baptist Church, Plympton, on April 9. Pictured are parents Fiona (holding Abigail) and Patrick Gailbraith (holding sister Lillian) with godmother Georgina Callaghan. Absent, godfather Ben Gailbraith.