Tyrone parish celebrates Venerable native

Clonoe honours Venerable Mary Angeline

Clonoe parish in Co. Tyrone hosted a special Mass last month to celebrate the life of Venerable Mary Angeline, of the Carmelite order for The Aged and Infirm, who was born in the townland of Upper Back on the south western shores of Lough Neagh in January 1893.

During the Mass in St Patrick’s church the offertory gifts were brought to the altar by members of her order, Sr Mary and Sr Eileen. A copy of Mary Angeline's birth entry from the parish registerwas carried by Carmel McConaghy, whose husband Des is Venerable Mary Angeline's nearest living parish relative.

Chief Celebrant was Archbishop Eamon Martin, CoadjutorArchbishopof Armagh and he was assisted by Parish Priest Fr Benedict Fee, Pastor Emeritus Fr Kieran MacKeone and curate Fr John McCallion. During the Mass a special blessing of The Shrine to Venerable Mary Angeline was carried out by Archbishop Martin.