A large crowd gathered at Camblin Church on Sunday last to witness the blessing of the Church’s extended graveyard and new perimeter wall.
Pictured with Bishop Walsh and Fr Tom Corbett with members of the committee involved in the extension of Camblin graveyard
Stanley Wallace, Billy Stanley, Bishop Willie Walsh, Fr Tom Corbett,
Frank Murray and Jimmy Delaney.
The project has been ongoing for some time with a hard working committee in place to oversee the development. On Sunday last all the hard work paid off and there was a great sense of joy and satisfaction in the air as Bishop Willie Walsh, a native of Glenbha came back to his hinterland to perform the blessing.
A large crowd gathered on Sunday last for the blessing of the extended graveyard at Camblin Church. The blessing was performed by Bishop Willie Walsh a native of the local area.
Fr Tom Corbett P/P was M.C for the occasion.
Bishop Walsh was welcomed by Roscrea P.P, Fr Tom Corbett. Fr Corbett also welcomed the many guests in attendance, the committee and the people of Camblin who turned out in large numbers to support the occasion. Fr Corbett gave particular thanks to Stanley Wallace for his generous gift of the extra land required for the extension and Mr Frank Murray, Contractor, for his professionalism and excellent work.
Mary Fitzgerald, Mary Ryan, Bishop Willie Walsh and Maureen Hayes were delighted to be part of the blessing of the extended graveyard at Camblin Church. The blessing took place on Sunday last.
C O'Meara, Joe Bergin and Anne Russell
Willie Hayes, Gary Morrissey, and Bishop Walsh
After the formalities, Bishop Walsh celebrated mass of the day. In his homily the Bishop reflected on the current struggles we are experiencing as a society and said we must be “thankful in good times and hopeful in times of difficulty and darkness”. After mass Bishop Walsh blessed the restored statue of our Lady. The congregation then processed to the cross in the graveyard where prayers were recited for the dead and the official blessing was performed.
After the blessing refreshments were served and people reflected on a wonderful job and a great day of celebration for the Church and for Camblin parish.