Jubilee Celebrations in Gilgandra

15 priests, two bishops and laity from across the Diocese gathered in Gilgandra on 6th August 2012 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Father Martin O'Mahony, Parish Priest of Gilgandra.

Celebrations commenced with Mass in Saint Joseph's Church Gilgandra which was followed by a luncheon.

Father Martin graduated from the seminary in Ireland and sailed to Melbourne to become a priest of the Bathurst Diocese.

Over the 50 years he has served the Diocese, he has guided and assisted parishioners in many parishes, including two stints in Coonamble.

A large contingent of people travelled from the town to celebrate with Father Martin, including the captains of Saint Brigid's School, Coonamble.

Patricia Crawley