Church of St.John the Evangelist,
Ballinteer Parish, Dublin 16

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On Saturday 23rd August 2014
at a special Mass the 'Bene Merenti' medal was presented to
Sacristan, Tommy Baker
by the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Browne.


Tommy received one of the highest Papal awards that can be
bestowed on a lay person - the 'Bene Merenti' (meaning well deserved) medal.
Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio, celebrated the 6pm Saturday vigil Mass and during it he presented a “Bene Merente" Medal to Tommy Baker, our Sacristan, for his years of generous service to the Church both in Ballinteer and Donnybrook.

Archbishop Charles Browne, Papal Nuncio presents Tommy with his Medal & Scroll
during the Mass assisted by Fr Richard Behan P.P.



The Papal Nuncio, with Fr Richard, Fr Kieran & Deacon Noel who are concelebrating the Mass


Tommy with his extended family on the steps of the Altar after the mass.

Click below to go to Page 2 of Tommy’s Presentation where you will see
some more photos of the mass & the reception in the School Hall-.

Tommy’s Presentation - Page 2

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