Mass of Thanksgiving at St Oliver's Church Blackrock

Refurbishment

Mass of Thanksgiving at St Oliver's Church Blackrock
Janet Johnston blackrocknews@gmail.com @dundalkdemocrat

A MASS of Thanksgiving will take place in St Oliver Plunkett's Church, Blackrock on Sunday the 20th November at 12 noon.

The Mass is being held in thanks for the recent refurbishment of the church and the chief celebrant will be Archbishop Eamonn Martin.

There will also be a reception with light refreshments in St Oliver Plunketts National School, Sandy Lane directly after the Mass and all parishioners and friends are most welcome.

The latest Parish History Book A Journey Through Time From Land to Sea in the Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock’ will also be launched at this event.

A limited amount of copies are available.

The works to the church which were overseen by MJ Duffy and Sons and architect Janine Mac Gabhann of Sheehan and Barry Architects were carried out over the last 11 months.

Just recently completed, the works included the addition of a new entrance to the church, the relocation of the baptismal font to the centre of the church, rewiring, repainting and a heating upgrade, the addition of access facilities, the upgrading of the sacristy and other rooms in that area, the installation of a new CCTV system and alarm, the addition of a mosaic around the alter and an overall upgrading of the maintenance of the entire building.

Father Padraig Keenan PP would like to acknowledge the role in the refurbishment of St Oliver Plunkett's Church by the Louth County Council Conservation Officer Angela Dullaghan as well as the Parish Finance Committee and the Draw Co-ordinators.

He would also like to acknowledge the Diosesan Building and Development Committee for their guidance and also the role played by the Parish Pastoral Council.