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History of the church:
Centenary Thanksgiving Mass, 16 July
To celebrate the centenary of the church a number of events
were planned for the summer of 1989. The highlight of the
festivities to be the celebration of a Thanksgiving Mass by
Archbishop Michael Bowen on 16 July. A fund was opened to
enable the interior of the church to be re painted and the
stone and brickwork of the facade to be cleaned. The work
was entrusted to the firm of A. J. Wrigley. Work they had
already done was of a high standard and they had a reputation
for circumspection and the avoidance of undue disturbance.
With this done the building was in prime condition to face
the second century of its existence.