|Offaly person of the Year|
Priests in running for Offaly Person of the Year.
Two priests are among those nominated for the honour of being 2007 Offaly Person of the Year.
The winner will be announced this week and the award will be conferred at the Offaly Association’s annual dinner dance on April 5th in the Regency Hotel in Dublin.
Fr Lorenzo Bracken from Tullamore, a former missionary to New Zealand and Popular singer Fr Liam Lawton were among 21 people nominated for the award.
Fr Bracken,celebrated his golden jubilee last July.
After his ordination as a Mill Hill missionary, he was assigned to work with the Maori in New Zealand.
He returned to Ireland in 1984 and was appointed to the Irish Region collecting Mission boxes.
He now celebrates healing Masses and assists several parishes in a number of dioceses.