Bishop Paul Walsh celebrates the Sunday Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel and Saint Therese, Brotenstown
The Auxiliary Bishop from Rockville Centre (Long Island, New York) has been visiting friends in Ireland and staying at Cathedral House, Mullingar. Last Sunday, Bishop Walsh assisted at Sunday morning Mass in Walshestown and attended the ordination of Fr Stephen Kelly in Kilcloon (cf www.dioceseofmeath.ie).
In recent days, the Bishop venerated the relic of Saint Camillus in Killucan, where the community is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Camillians in Ireland, as well as visiting the ancient Christian foundations at Fore and Multyfarnham.
Speaking at the end of his trip, Bishop Walsh thanked the parish clergy and parishioners for their warm hospitality, which made him feel very much at home in Mullingar. He promised to pray for the Church in Ireland.
"The ordination of the new priest, as well as the presence of young families at Sunday Masses and the faith of people praying at the relic in Killucan shows that there is much to appreciate in the faith of the communities I've seen during my short visit", the Bishop said.