Golden Jubilee Celebration- Rev. Fr. Tom Crawford – Glin Parish.
Sunday the 23rd June 2019 will remain a memorable day for the parish of Glin for years to come.
Glin Parish Pastoral Council hosted a wonderful celebration for the Jubilee starting with mass at 1 pm and then an evening of food, music and song in the community hall, Ceol Corbrai. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom Crawford , Canon O’Keeffe, Fr. Tim Curtin, Fr Austin McNamara, and Fr. Sean O’Longaigh, in the presence of his brothers John, Andrew, Pat, & Liam & his sisters Catherine, Maura (Meade) Cork, Lena (Fox) Mitchelstown, and their extended families. Wonderful uplifting music was provided by our local Comhaltas group, and the Glin choir accompanied by organist, Anne Horan. The choir were joined by the children from both Glin and Ballyguiltenane National Schools, and the wonderful angelic voice of local girl, Amelia Costello. The church looked beautiful with the magnificent flower displays, by Mary Horan Flowers, and twinkling lighted candles.
After mass the congregation moved up to Ceol Corbrai to continue the celebrations. The Glin Mens Shed were on hand to direct parking and had worked hard to get the hall in ship shape for the event. A beautiful buffet was served which was supplied by James Stack of Wallace’s Bar and Restaurant, Glin. James and his staff had it all under control and the food was delicious and plentiful. Children’s food was provided by Shakeel of our local Glin Grub.
The music, song and dance continued after eating and the Comhaltas once again entertained with wonderful Irish music and singers and dancers provided great entertainment. Fr. Crawford cut his beautifully crafted cake, by Maire McIntyre Baker, and Marie McKenna, Chairperson of the Pastoral Council, made a presentation on behalf of the Businesses, clubs and individuals
of Glin to Fr. Crawford. Thank you to everyone who came to the Jubilee on Sunday, it is a community coming together that puts energy and joy into such an occasion.
Glin Parish Pastoral Council would also like to thank everyone who helped out in whatever capacity to make the day the success that it turned out to be. We thank Fr. Crawford for his devoted service and commitment to the priesthood for the last 50 years and we wish him health and happiness for his years ahead. Thank you Fr. Crawford from Glin Parish Pastoral Council and all your parishioners in Glin.