On the Feast of Saint John Bosco, 31st January 2010, the Salesian parish of Saint Clare in Easterhouse celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation. The principal celebrant at the Golden Jubilee Mass was Bishop Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell diocese, and the Salesian Provincial, Fr Michael Winstanley was among the concelebrants.
The young people of Liberia who are being sponsored through school by the parishioners of St Clare’s Parish sent two beautiful banners to the parish as their contribution to the celebrations. The parish priest, Fr Jim McGarry, said “We are delighted to receive such a beautiful gift. It’s another sign of the good friendship that is growing between Easterhouse and Monrovia.”
The wording on the first banner is Thank God for the people of St Clare Catholic Church for bringing relief to the children of Liberia. The second reads Liberian children going to school courtesy of St Clare Catholic Church. As you celebrate the great jubilee, 50 years of existence, may our Blessed Mother Mary guard the people of St Clare as they care for the needy through education and humanity. Amen.