The proud community of Glenfinn came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Lorcán Ó Searcaigh.
The popular priest was originally ordained at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Annagry, by Bishop Anthony MacFeely on Sunday 9th June 1974.
And four decades later Fr. Ó Searcaigh celebrated mass in a packed Glenfinn’s, Our Lady Of Succour Church on Friday evening 6th June 2014.
Along with special guests Bishop Philip Boyce were members of Fr. Ó Searcaigh’s family as well as one priest who had made the special journey from Australia. Fr. Eddie Gallagher paid tribute to Fr. Ó Searcaigh during the mass with wonderful stories of the Priest’s Ordination day.
A request from the popular priest was that the local School children should wear their Communion costumes and join Fr. Ó Searcaigh on the alter to partake in a section of the mass.
Just before the final blessing the packed Church were treated to Irish dancing and Irish traditional music by the young people of Glenfinn.
After the celebration mass, people made their way to the parish hall for refreshments to round off an amazing historic event to help celebrate with Fr. Ó Searcaigh his 40 year anniversary.
Many thanks to the glenfin.blogspot.com website for the information and photo.