Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue celebrated his Golden Jubilee anniversary on 21st May 2017 in Cork, Ireland.
Bishop Pat served as Bishop of Westminster and then Lancaster before his retirement in 2009. He was joined by priests, family and friends including Archbishop Malcolm McMahon Archbishop of Liverpool, Archbishop Patrick Coveney Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece, Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne, Ireland and Bishop Michael Campbell Bishop of Lancaster, who gave the homily.
At the reception afterwards many people from different walks of life praised Bishop Pat's ministry and social conscience. This was expressed through his leadership such as in projects helping the homeless and progressing Catholic education in schools for which he wrote 3 papers and had been praised by the Pope.
It was apparent that he was held in great affection and his ministry had affected and improved the lives of others.