Fr Tom loves being a lunch club guest

02 December 2013

Fr Tom with guests at Kennedy Lunch Club

Kennedy Lunch Club in Blackhill has been joined by a new regular guest - parish priest Tom McHale.

Fr Tom has recently taken over as parish priest at St Mary's Church in Blackhill and now pops in every week to enjoy lunch with the guests and the volunteers running the lunch club.

Kennedy Lunch Club opened in June last year to offer people in the local area somewhere warm and welcoming to meet, make new friends and enjoy a meal together each week.

Since opening, dozens of guests have felt the benefit of having regular company, fun and conversation as well as a delicious hot meal.

"Being new to the area myself, I was able to experience the warmth of the hospitality first hand," said Fr Tom. "It's really uplifting to feel you are part of the local community and I look forward to sharing time with everyone each week."