On Saturday 19th January 2019, the parish welcomed Bishop Robert Byrne C.O. to celebrate the Saturday Vigil Mass.  At the end of Mass Bishop Robert presented the Diocesan Ubi Caritas Award to Mr John Peeney.  This award was requested by the Parish Priest, Fr Craig Szmidt, as a way of recognising John’s untiring commitment to serving the parish and school of Our Lady of Fatima over many years. 

Following Mass, Bishop Robert then blessed the recently refurbished Parish Hall.  It was a great joy to see the completion of two-year restoration project which has involved replacing a dilapidated asbestos-cement roof, new electrical wiring and fittings, new heating and new windows.  There was then an opportunity to celebrate with a Cultural Evening of food and entertainment which represented the many nationalities which now make up the parish. 

It was wonderful to see the Parish Hall so full for these important celebrations.