Parish Priest's Page

Parish Priest's Page

Fr John O'Leary

Survived the Sacred Paschal Triduum! Many thanks to Michael Malone who came to MC, as he has done for many years now. He was great with the servers, most of whom were pretty inexperienced at serving these liturgies. But they rose to the solemnity magnificently. It was marvellous to have seven baptisms at the Vigil and five confirmations. The numbers at all the liturgies were really encouraging...the gallery had to be opened for Mass on Easter Sunday such were the numbers present to worship the risen Lord.

Just back from the diocesan pilgrimage to Fatima to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions. It was a lovely experience in the company of about 140 fellow pilgrims. It was especially good to have Cardinal Vincent with us to preside at Mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions. Preparations for the Holy Father's visit on 13 May were very much evident. What a fantastic occasion that will be - and two more saints, Francisco and Jacinta, to pray for us.

God bless you all

Fr John