Area bishop Eamonn Walsh was the principal celebrant at the Mass.
In his words after the Gospel he spoke of the church as a spiritual oasis in the area, the importance of discovering our relationship with God and the art of finding out about ourselves.
He wondered how the parish would look in 2055 and emphasised the importance of ownership. Bishop Walsh thanked the people for the spirit that has been developed in the parish.
It was a dignified, simple and prayerful occasion. And it was real. Not a whiff or a thurible-full of liturgical lap dancing.
The church was close to full for the occasion with 15 Dominicans concelebrating. Daragh McNally was deacon.