PARISH CHAMPIONS: Former Cathedral sacristans enjoy a quieter lifestyle
Tom Mahady (right) often fills in as an acolyte when needed. Photo: Matthew Lau.
By Matthew Lau
Daily morning Mass at their ‘second home’ remains a priority for Tom and Angela Mahady, five years after stepping down from their long-standing sacristan duties at St Mary’s Cathedral.
From 1994 to 2014, the Mahadys were the first lay sacristans at St Mary’s after the Sisters of Mercy were relieved of the duty.
The Irish couple arrived in Sydney from Dublin in 1969, before moving to Perth in 1981.
In total, they had six children, 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
The Kewdale residents have always considered St Mary’s