On behalf of Pope Benedict, the Bishop also presented Don with a magnificent framed certificate to hang on the wall.
Don was not alone - although he was completely unaware that the presentation was happening. He was told that there was going to be a bit of a family get-together for the Bank Holiday Weekend. In addition to his wife Ellen, their four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren were there to watch him receive the medal and certificate from Bishop Peter Moran.
Here we see Bishop Peter presenting Ellen with a bouquet, whilst the Parish Priest and Area Dean, Father James Bell, leads the applause.