Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Sixty years ago Canon Gerard Ferguson was ordained to the priesthood. To commemorate and celebrate his Diamond Jubilee a special Thanksgiving Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Corravacan on Friday 22nd June at 7.00pm. Mass will be followed by a presentation night in St. Mary’s Hall, Rockcorry.

Canon Gerard Ferguson

The celebrations of his Diamond Jubilee will obviously centre on the ordination of Canon Gerard Ferguson and will naturally give people a chance to look back at the past and recall stories about different events. There is literally an ocean of stories that come to mind, on which I could speak, but since arriving in the Parish his work has been selfless and we have been blessed to have a person leading and serving our community. He is an extraordinary man, generous, humble and always ready to listen, to understand and to sympathise. He has indelibly made his mark and touched the lives of so many people, not only within our Parish, but loads of other places.

In the years I have known him he has been very helpful and has been there in good times and bad and has always provided strength to families with his healing touch of prayer and kind words. His kindness as a priest has been obvious and we are grateful for his devoted service to the Parish and the organising committee invite family, friends and parishioners to join us on Friday 22nd June to mark and celebrate this wonderful occasion.

The organising committee, chaired by Donal Guckian, will be circulating tickets for this function over the coming weeks and they hope all families within the parish will support and make a contribution.