Father Paul Glynn (left) and his late brother Tony Glynn in traditional kimonos while visiting Japan many years ago.
Father Paul Glynn (left) and his late brother Tony Glynn in traditional kimonos while visiting Japan many years ago.

City's Father comes home

Father Paul Glynn is coming back to his hometown of Lismore next week for a string of events to raise money for Japanese earthquake victims and mark the 48th anniversary of Lismore’s sister-city relationship with Yamato Takada – the first of its kind in Australia.

Father Paul will give a public talk at Lismore City Library next Wednesday, August 3, from 5.30pm with a welcoming address by Dr Ros Irwin, who was a big supporter of the sister-city relationship when she was Mayor.

Father Paul Glynn worked on a Japanese Marist Mission for 20 years and together with his brother, the late Tony Glynn, pioneered reconciliation projects between the two countries post WWII. He will discuss the sister-city relationship and the devastating effects of the earthquake. He has only just returned from a two-month trip to Japan.

Father Paul’s aim is to raise money for Japanese earthquake victims and there will be street collections in the CBD and at Lismore Square and Lismore Central from August 5-7.

Father Paul will also speak at three masses at St Carthage’s Cathedral (Saturday, August 6, at 5pm and Sunday, August 7, at 9am and 5pm).

Local singing sensation Isabella A Cappella, who have a long association with Japan and have just completed their seventh friendship tour, will also give a charity concert at Invercauld House next Sunday, August 7, at 4pm.

See next week’s Echo for further details.


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