On the evening of Friday 9th August a Mass was celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Portaferry to remember the 50th Anniversary of the death of Father Hugh Mullan, a native of the Parish of Portaferry.
A number of priests from the Parish of Portaferry and neighbouring Parishes concelebrated the Mass along with Fr Feargal McGrady PP and the Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor DD. In his homily, Fr John Moley, who was a lifelong friend of Fr Mullan, spoke very fondly of Fr Hugh.
Following the Mass the congregation joined the priests at the grave of Fr Mullan to recite the rosary and afterwards family relations of Fr Hugh were joined in the School Assembly Hall for refreshments.
“I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.”