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Jubilee celebration in Bristol

Fr Tom Dubois spoke with Fr Mattie after the mass and you can hear the podcast on the website by clicking on the link below:

Canon Mattie Hayes celebrates Platinum Jubilee _ Clifton Diocese

Priests celebrate Silver Jubilees, Ruby Jubilees, Sapphire Jubilees, Golden Jubilees, Diamond Jubilees, but not many celebrate a Platinum Jubilee !    Canon Mattie Hayes, was seventy years a priest on 11 July and to honour the occasion, a special concelebrated Mass took place at St. Joseph’s Home, Cotham Hill, Bristol where Mattie, as he is affectionately known, resides.  Mattie himself, at ninety four years, was the Principal Celebrant and Preacher.   Family members gathered from Ireland, Canada and different parts of the UK for a joyful Mass followed by a buffet laid on by the Little Sisters of the Poor.