A truly ecumenical occasion again this year
with Church of Ireland members attending and participating.
A pre-ceremony Pow-Wow between the clergy!
Introductory remarks by the celebrant, Fr. Richard O'Halloran, C.C.
"It might rain yet . . . !"
Sheltering from the breeze by the church wall were:
Peter Phelan, Assumpta Phelan and Barbara Whelan.
A reading by Lord Waterford.
A reading by by Mr. Austin Coffey.
The Prayers of the Faithful by Fr. Liam O'Callaghan.
Lack of chairs didn't worry these ladies
who availed of the boundary wall!
'The Chalice of Salvation'
By the west gable of the church was the warmest place to be!
Prayers after Communion
read by Rev. Dr. Christine O'Dowd-Smyth
temporary rector - Fiddown Union of Parishes (Ch. of Irld.).
The participating clergy:
L to R: Rev. Fr. Liam O'Callaghan,
Rev. Dr. Christine O'Dowd-Smyth,
Rev. Fr. Richard O'Halloran, C.C., Portlaw - celebrant.
The sunshine had developed into a warm glow
as the last of the congregation was leaving.
L to R: Ally Walsh; Mary Butler and daughter, Jenna; Maureen O'Connell;
Fr. Richard O'Halloran; Mary Walsh.