Fr. Whelan said Mass in Rathoe this morning, 4/2/2012.

To his total surpriseĀ  a number of parishioners and servers were waiting for him in the vestry to wish him congratulations on his 79th trip around the sun.


This was organised by Jo O’Toole and sacristan Tony Byrne……


……ably abetted by some of the parishioners and servers.


What a pleasant way to start the day. Let’s see plenty more trips around the sun Fr. Ned.

Pictures by Pat Bermingham – Photographer