Fr Carpenter marks his diamond jubilee with a special gathering
Grangegeeth Collon native, Fr Matt Carpenter, celebrates the diamond jubilee of his ordination this year and to mark the celebration, the Mill Hill Missionary shared the occasion with others from the area who also have important milestones in their lives around this time.
The recent celebration involved a reunion of past pupils of Grangegeeth and Creewood schools, both of which closed in 1968.
Fr Matt wanted to share his milestone with a cluster of local wedding anniversaries, from 40th to 60th, around the area. The celebrations also included the milestone years of service in ministry of local priests and religious including Sr Consillio Rock, Sr Anne White, Fr Jackie Kiernan and Fr Joe White.
The celebrations began with Mass in St Brigid's Church, Grangegeeth, followed by a gathering in Rathkenny Hall which drew a great number.