golden14_mtm1It was a very happy day indeed for three Golden Jubilarians – Sisters Mary Neylon from Ballylea, Co Clare, Teresa O’Connell from Castletownroche, Co Cork  and Margaret Burke from Clonberne, Co Galway, on Saturday, 4 May.  

The weather on the day may have been dull but that did in no way affect the excitement and enjoyment of the families, friends and Columban priests and Sisters gathered for the occasion. The Jubilee Mass was celebrated by Fr James Ruane, Co Galway,   a relative of Sr Margaret’s, assisted by several priests, Columbans and Diocesan, and with two young altar servers. The Mass Homily was given by Sister Redempta Twomey in which she touched on many aspects of the mission journeys taken in different parts by the three Jubilarians; journeys spanning Korea, the Philippines and Peru.

To read the Mass Homily click on this link>>> Golden Jubilees Homily 3 May 2014 by Sr Redempta Twomey)

During the Liturgy, the three Jubilarians renewed their Vows as Missionary Sisters of St Columban. And after being congratulated by all present it was down to the celebration lunch and the cutting of the cake…and continued chat and reminiscences. See below some more photos of the Golden Jubilee Day.

Before the Renewal of Vows    symbolspresented at the Mass    
Concelebrants and Jubilarians after the Mass
 The jubilarians ready to renew their Vows Symbols presented at the Mass  With the concelebrants after Mass
Sisters Laurentia, Eileen Kiely, Nora Mary and Susan Keating Three together cut the Jubilee cake Sisters Mary Nugent, Brid Kenny and Fr Pat Donohoe (Chaplain, Magheramore)
Columban Sisters Laurentia, Eileen, Nora Mary and Susan  The Jubilarians joining hands to cut the Jubilee cake Sisters Mary and Brid with Fr Pat Donohoe (Chaplain, Magheramore)


20140503_mgt4b        All hands on deck for the day OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
 Sister Margaret with some of her family members 
 All hands on deck to have all go well Sister Mary with young family guests 
Relaxing after the lunch… …then the Neylon family members together
Sister Teresa greets the Sisters