Recently, the Mangere East Community celebrated Br Declan Thompson's Platinum Jubilee. The celebration commenced with a Holy Mass offered by Bishop Michael Gielen. Fr Martin, De La Salle College School Chaplain, was also in attendance.
Br Declan entered the Juniorate in 1947 and took his Perpetual Vows in 1958. During his time as a De La Salle Brother, Br Declan has provided 'a Human and Christian Education to the Poor' across Australia and New Zealand.
"I am influenced by his witness and dedication to our Brotherhood. He has a special reverence for Holy Mass and is a great help in the community, where we enjoy his wisdom, quirky humour and genuine support." Br Waseem said.