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Another big turn-out for Father Matt

HOLY Trinity Church basked in warm evening sunshine on Monday as the community gathered for a Month’s Mind Mass for the People’s Priest, Father Matt Wallace. The thick veil of mist and rain that had hung over the community four weeks ago at his funeral Mass was replaced with blue skies and sunshine that streamed […]

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Community is united in grief at Matt’s death

THE West Belfast community and beyond was united in grief on Tuesday as mourners gathered in Turf Lodge under grey skies for the Requiem Mass for Fr Matt Wallace. 69-year-old Fr Matt, a priest and local community stalwart for some 40 years in West Belfast, died on Friday, June 7 at the Holy Trinity parochial […]

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Parishioners’ warm words for people’s priest

“HAVING spent a lot of my early life living close to Turf Lodge, when I got married to my wife I was lucky to know Fr Matt Wallace, or Fr Matt as we all called him,” recalled Brian Quinn outside Holy Trinity church. “He was a man who had time for everyone and loved a […]

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Prayers said for Fr Matt

TURF Lodge and the wider West Belfast community have been sending messages of support and prayers

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