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Dedication and Blessing of St. John Paul Stained Glass Window

img_6619Following the Confirmation ceremony on Tuesday 17th April, Bishop Fintan blessed and dedicated the newly installed stained glass window of St. John Paul in the Church of SS John & Paul. This work was commissioned by the parish last year to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the parish 1967-2017. The work depicts a photo of Pope John Paul II taken on the steps of the Aer Lingus plane at Shannon Airport on the 1st October 1979 as he gave his final blessing to Ireland on the first ever visit to the country by a Pope. The work was created by a Derry City Art Glass Company. The photograph is the work of the late Padraig O’Reilly from Fergus Drive, Shannon, and he took it on his first assignment as a freelance photographer for the Clare Champion newspaper. His wife Mary and son Padraig attended the dedication with Bishop Fintan.

Our thanks to Padraig O’Reilly for the photo.

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