A beautiful celebration of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles took place on 8th June 2018 (The Feast of the Sacred Heart).

It was the culmination, and celebration, of a lot of hard work in re-ordering our church and restoring it to its former glory. The work was overseen by a very dedicated Committee chaired by Mr. Sean Killoran. I wish to gratefully acknowledge all the efforts by our committee members (Claire Brennan, Jim Browne, Joe Byrne, Connie Conway, Anna Mai Brennan, Declan Fenlon, Maura Killoran, Kathleen Noctor, Betty McDonald, Mary McDonald-Byrne, Martin Miller & Jimmy Mulhall) and to thank them for their time and energy in bringing about this considerable task.

I also wish to thank Sr. Patricia Conway for the writing of a wonderful and moving icon of the Sacred Heart which adorns our church and marks this anniversary.

A final word of acknowledgment to Bishop Denis and other fellow clergy who celebrated the Mass of Rededication.

Fr. Padraig