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Anniversary Mass to be held at St Mary’s Church to celebrate Celtic’s birth

25 October 2021

Celtic’s annual celebratory Mass will be held this year at St Mary’s Church in the Calton at 12noon on Saturday, November 6 to mark the 134th anniversary of the club’s formation.


Celtic was founded from the parish of St Mary’s 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.

This year’s Mass will be conducted by parish priest, Canon Tom White, and will be a celebration of Celtic’s long and storied history.

It’s sure to be an afternoon filled with emotion and a huge sense of pride, so we encourage supporters of all faiths and none to come along and share it with us.

Canon Tom White, parish priest of St Mary’s, said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome back the Celtic Family to St Mary’s – the birthplace of the club.

“Numbers were restricted at last year’s Mass due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it will be great to welcome back Celtic supporters in larger numbers to celebrate this very special occasion.

“The Mass started as a celebration of 125 years of the football club, but it has now become an annual event and it is important that we continue to remember Brother Walfrid, the Founding Fathers and the community from which they hailed.”