June - Mass for Exam Students
Mass for Exam Students celebrated on the Feast of the Holy Trinity by Fr. Keogh. In the course of his introduction, he welcomed everyone to the Sunday morning Eucharist, especially all of the young people who were preparing for exams.
He prayed God's Blessing on each and every one of them and asked God to be with them 'as they prepare for their ordeal, and it is an ordeal, however long it takes to complete the exam'.
The scriptures were read by Maureen Keith; Prayers of the Faithful by Colin Ryan, Jamie Ryan and Alan Shiel. Simon Hanrahan gave a commentary on the Offertory Procession as the gifts were brought to the Altar.
First the bread and wine symbolising the Body and Blood of Christ brought by Jamie Ryan and Alan Shiel; a schoolbook brought by Sarah McAndrew symbolising the knowledge we have gained in order to help us achieve our goals; a Friendship Bracelet brought by Georgina Frost, symbolising the friends we have made during our school years; an atlas brought by Colin Ryan symbolising the roads we will take on our journey through life.
All of the young people present appreciated the involvement in a Mass which was made particularly relevant to their lives at this important time.
Fr. Doherty Celebrates Golden Jubilee
There was a full congregation in Abbeyside Parish Church for the special Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Very Rev. Richard Doherty, P.P.
Concelebrating with Fr. Doherty were, Most Rev. Ml. Russell, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Waterford and Lismore as well as over thirty priests representative of the parishes of the Diocese, the Religious Orders and fellow College students of Fr. Doherty.
In his homily, Very Rev. Patrick Canon Delaney, a childhood neighbour and fellow student of Fr. Doherty, spoke of his life of dedication to the priesthood, to the people of the parishes in which he had served and to the service of God.
Fr. Doherty, who was ordained in the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on 17th June 1954, has spent the last thirteen years in Abbeyside having also served in St. Mary's, Sunderland; St. Patrick's Waterford and Central Technical Institute; Ballybricken, St. John's; St. Mary's, Clonmel and Colligan, Kilgobinet and Kilbrien.
To mark the occasion, he was presented with a travel voucher, a cheque and a commemorative plaque on behalf of his grateful parishioners. A dinner and social evening were held in Clonea Strand Hotel at which almost two hundred and fifty guests attended.
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