Sunday was a very busy day at Holy Cross Parish. In addition to celebrating Trinity Sunday with a traditional procession and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, the parish also celebrated Fr. Thomas Wheeland's 70th birthday.
Beacon Place, the new name for the totally refurbished school cafeteria, was the site and approximately 200 parishioners and other well-wishers showed up to join in the festivities.
A couple of Fr. Tom's old altar boys from his Holy Rosary days were also on hand. John and Joe Dady, a.k.a. The Dady Brothers, provided the crowd with a couple hours of country, bluegrass, folk and, of course, Irish melodies, along with a couple of anecdotes from their 10th Ward days.
Fr. Tom was having such a good time that he even entertained the crowd with a bit of an Irish jig.
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