TOMORROW (Friday), Celtic Football Club will celebrate 128 years since its birth. To mark this historic occasion, Celtic Football Club, Celtic Graves Society and Celtic FC Foundation are hosting a celebratory Mass at St Mary’s in the Calton at 7pm to commemorate such a wonderful milestone.
The Mass, like the 2012 event, will be conducted by Father Tom White, Parish Priest and will be a celebration of our club’s history.
Following the Mass, congregation members will be invited back to Celtic Park to enjoy a simple meal in the Jock Stein Lounge where donations will be requested towards Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal 2015.
The appeal this year aims to:
- help around 200 local families provide a happy Christmas for their children – a meal on the table and gifts for the kids
- support local charities who care for those experiencing homelessness or other disadvantage
The famous history of Celtic Football Club is one of unsurpassed faith, hope and vision. On Sunday, November 6, 1887 a group of local volunteers gathered in the church hall of St Mary´s parish, Calton, to discuss the setting up of a new football club in the East End of Glasgow.
Led by an Irish Marist, Brother Walfrid, Celtic Football Club was formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed – a pledge which Celtic FC Foundation will uphold this Christmas through the Christmas Appeal and YOUR donation.
If you are unable to attend this celebration mass but wish to get behind the 2015 Christmas Appeal, donations can be made in the following ways:
– Donate by Text – text ‘CELT07’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70070
– Donate Online – HERE
– Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores
– Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.
– Give as You Live via your Christmas shopping – HERE