Traditionally, Jubilee Day was one of the highlights of the All Hallows calendar. Usually held in the third week of July, it is when ordained and non-ordained All Hallows past men return to their Alma Mater to celebrate their respective jubilees – be it 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 55 or even 60 years since ordination. Those celebrating other anniversary years also often attend and they are warmly welcomed.
Jubilee is a chance to meet up with classmates, many of whom have not met since Ordination Day. As missionary priests, the All Hallows men have traveled across the globe and ministered in a wide variety of settings including rural and urban, disenfranchised and more empowered, in sparsely-populated and widely spread-out or in tightly-packed city parishes. There are many tales to tell and experiences to compare over a couple of days in July!
For some, this may be the first visit back in fifty or more years; others return annually, to catch up with friends and colleagues. Masses are celebrated, meals are enjoyed, stories are shared, all against the backdrop of the gracious All Hallows campus.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jubilee 2020 on campus celebrations were postponed. However, the All Hallows Trust collaborated with the All Hallows Association (AHA) so that an online engagement event could take place. On Thursday July 16th @5pm, a 2020 Jubilee Mass was streamed live from the chapel. A series of multimedia recordings featuring past men, alumni and staff were also published online.
Further details about future plans for Jubilee 2021 celebrations will be available from the All Hallows Trust office:
Download: Jubilee Booking Form 2017
Tel: (01) 700 8178