On Monday, 4th June, 2012 the parish of Gortnahoe/Glengoole became a hive of activity to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Very Rev. John J. O’Rourke at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe.
A warm welcome was extended to Fr. O’Rourke’s sisters Peg and Sr. Noreen, nieces, nephews and extended family, fellow Priests, parishioners and friends. Fr. O’Rourke was the Chief Concelebrant of the Mass assisted by the Very Rev. Nicholas J. Irwin, P.P., Fr. John O’Keeffe, C.C., Fr. Joe Walsh, C.C. and fellow Jubilarian and Gortnahoe native the Very Rev. Canon Denis Talbot.
See this weeks Tipperary Star for full story.