Corpus Christ Church celebrates five decades of worship

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Corpus Christ Church celebrates five decades of worship

Parishioners came together last month to celebrate Corpus Christi Church’s 50th anniversary.

The day included Mass celebrated by Emeritus Archbishop Adrian Doyle, who came to the parish the year after the church was built as one of its first 16 assistant priests.
“There was still a very new feel about the church and great satisfaction that it had been built,” he recalled.

Prior to the building of the Church, Mass was offered in the junior section of Corpus Christi School, with fold-down desks serving as Sunday pews.

Emeritus Archbishop Doyle spoke of the tireless efforts of the then Parish Priest, Fr Ron Lee Archer, and those who worked closely with him to make the church a reality.

Parishioners also played a major role in building Corpus Christi Church by making pledges of support for the cost of the building.

Many parishioners who signed the pledge are still part of Corpus Christi Church today.

The anniversary Mass was concelebrated by Bellerive/Lindisfarne Parish Priest Fr Peter O’Loughlin, Fr Denis Allen and Fr Graeme Howard.

It was also attended by many parishioners who were present at the original blessing of the church by Archbishop Guilford Young, on February 1, 1965.

Fr Peter thanked all who had been part of the church for the past 50 years.

“We are grateful to all who have been part of the fabric of the last 50 years,” he said.

“May we continue the legacy of all whose faith journey has centred around Corpus Christi Church.”