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LIMERICK – Recalling stories from when attending Mass meant getting on a stagecoach and then onto a train, parishioners of St. Matthew’s Parish in Limerick gathered with Bishop Robert Deeley on Saturday, October 16 to celebrate the 100e anniversary of the founding of the parish and the consecration of the city’s first St. Matthew’s Church.

“It is a special joy to be with you as bishop to mark this anniversary. Our gathering for this celebration reminds us of the bond we have as a Church and the need we have to work together for the good of God’s people. I congratulate you on this anniversary, and in our prayer together we can ask God to continue to bless your parish community of St. Matthew and to strengthen it in faith and charity ”, declared Bishop Deeley during the Mass of centenary.

The first St. Matthew’s Church was consecrated by Bishop Louis Walsh on October 10, 1921, to serve a growing number of Catholics, many of whom had come to the area to work on the Limerick spinning mill.