Anniversary Mass to be held in St Mary’s Church

NOVEMBER 6 will mark the 131st anniversary of Celtic’s formation. To commemorate this special day, Canon Tom White, principal celebrant at St Mary’s, would like to extend an invitation to all supporters to join him, and representatives from the club, to a celebration Mass at 7pm.

It is from the parish of St Mary’s that Celtic were formed following a meeting in the church hall on November 6, 1887, and every year since the 125th anniversary, the club has enjoyed a celebration Mass in the church to mark the  anniversary of its foundation.

In keeping with Brother Walfrid’s vision, Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of the club, will also be hosting their ‘Brother Walfrid Community Lunch’ for the homeless and refugee communities earlier that same day at Celtic Park. Over 200 guests will enjoy a hot two-course meal and a tour of the stadium afterwards.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “It is always a fitting tribute that we celebrate this anniversary Mass at the home of our founders, and it is important that our supporters are also given the opportunity to share in this wonderful occasion which celebrates the club’s charitable origins.

“The Brother Walfrid Community Lunch continues to serve as a great demonstration of our charitable roots, and we look forward to welcoming our guests once again to Celtic Park for this lunch.”

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “Commemorating the formation of this club and remembering where we came from will never change.

“We are delighted to once again welcome the homeless community to Celtic Park and we’re able to do this because of the worldwide support Celtic FC Foundation gets.”

Canon Tom White said: “It is always a great honour for me to celebrate this memorable event at the home of its formation, St Mary’s, Calton.

“I look forward to welcoming supporters and parishioners to the Mass at 7pm on November 6, to celebrate a truly wonderful anniversary.”