A Large gathering of parishioners assembled in Valleymount Community Hall to mark the 60th birthday of
our Deacon Gerry Malone.
Gerry was presented with the gift of a stole and vestments from the
parish in gratitude for his pastoral work in the community. Gerry has endeared
himself to young and old alike with his warmth and empathy, as well as
providing much needed support for our hardworking PP Fr Richard. Fr Teddy
Downes, now retired, joined in the celebrations as it was he who encouraged
Deacon Gerry to consider studying for the diaconate.
We wish Deacon Gerry many years of good health and a harvest of
blessings on his ministry.