Honoured by the Pope for hard work in the parish

Honoured by the Pope for hard work in the parish Mrs Mary Geraghty receives the Benemerenti Medal in honour of her work for the Church.
Personal Profile As integral to a parish as a priest is the local sacristan. Like a civil servant to the recently elected politician, he or she ensures continuity in change. Since 1973, 91-year-old Mary Geraghty has been a continuous presence as sacristan and volunteer in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gainstown, Co. Westmeath. As…
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