Jubilee Day has traditionally been one of the highlights of the All Hallows calendar. Usually held in the third week of July, it is when the All Hallows pastmen – ordained and non-ordained – 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 are just as 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 travelled across the globe, ministering in a wide variety of settings – 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.
Jubilee 2017 at All Hallows will take place on 20th & 21st July. Further details from the All Hallows Trust office: