This year we had two Jubilarians in Ireland: Fr Terry Lee who returned from New York and Fr Matt Carpenter who is resident in St. Joseph’s House Dublin. Both are classmates and were celebrating their 60th or Diamond Jubilee. Fr Matt led the Eucharist and Fr Terry preached. The tradition in Ireland is that the Jubilarians invite some of their family members to attend both the liturgy and the meal. We had a joyful and lively celebration led by musicians who are relatives and friends of Fr. Chris O’Connor and come from the West of Ireland. They certainly added to the sense of celebration!
Philip O’Halloran mhm