After each Mass, Bishop Fintan met and spoke to parishioners as well as Ministers of the Word and Eucharist and representatives from the Parish Assembly and Parish Finance Committees. He was accompanied at all Masses by Fr Sean Crowley.

Bishop Fintan also visited two schools in the parish on Friday 24th June, St. Marks’ Boys School and St. Brendan’s Girls School in the Glen where he spoke to both school communities.

The people and priests of the parish thanked Bishop Fintan for his visit, his words of encouragement, his positive outlook and his willingness to support the people in the Parish of Blackpool, the Glen and Ballyvolane to take up the different challenges in Mission and Ministry now in 2022 and into the future.

Thanks to Geraldine O Brien (Blackpool), Therese Hyde (Glen) and Liam O Sullivan (Ballyvolane) for the photos.