Riverstown to mark 75th anniversary of church building this Sunday

The people of the parish of Riverstown in County Sligo will come together on this Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the completion of building of their Catholic church seventy-five years ago.

A souvenir booklet to mark the occasion will also be available.

It was in the midst of World War II that the people of Riverstown raised the funds for a brand new parish church.

It replaced an earlier building, which was located in an area in the village known to this day as ‘the chapel garden.’

At 11:30am on this Sunday, people will gather at that old church site.

A plaque marking the site will be unveiled and blessed.

There will also be prayers for the priests and faithful who worshipped at the site.

This will be followed by a procession through the village to the current church, where Mass will be concelebrated at noon.

There will also be display in the church of many of the items that were used in the old church.

Sunday’s event also marks the completion of major work carried out on the church this year, as Parish Priest Fr A B O’Shea tells Ocean FM News: