Golden Jubilee celebrations

October 26th, 2017

The highlight of the Golden Jubilee celebrations for St. Bernadette’s Church takes place on Sunday 29th October at 3pm, when the Anniversary Mass will be celebrated, exactly 50 years to the day since the dedication and opening of the building. The chief celebrant will be Bishop Anthony Farquhar, who took part in blessing of the foundation stone in 1965 and the Mass of Dedication in 1967. He will concelebrate with Fr. Armstrong and many of the priests who have served the people of St. Bernadette’s over the years. Music will be provided by the Adult Choir, the Folk Group, children from St. Bernard’s Primary School, Parish Organist Marty Lavery and two trumpeters.

All parishioners are invited to attend, and people with wider connections to the church or interest in it will also be most welcome. In particular we will be delighted to be joined by former parishioners and anyone who was involved with the initial fundraising or with the recent refurbishment.
The Mass will be broadcast live through the “Watch live” link on this website for those who are not able to attend in person.
A 32-page commemorative booklet has been produced, containing both the text of the Anniversary Mass and a history of the church, including photographs taken through the years. Many thanks to the current and past parishioners who supplied historical material for use in this publication. Anyone who is not able to attend in person can download a copy of this booklet here Download


Parish Mission Statement

We the Parish of St. Bernadette, inspired by the Gospel, seek to give witness to God's word. In so doing we will strive to enhance the Spiritual, Pastoral and Community life within the Parish, enabling all parishioners to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.

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