Our Opening of School Year Mass and the celebration of Mercy Day took place on Thursday 24th of September.
We had many special guests for the important event. Bishop Dennis Brennan, Fr. Byrne, the parish priest of St. Senan’s and Fr. Furlong the parish priest of St. Aidan’s were the celebrants of the mass. Also some past pupils of our school and Mercy Sisters were in attendance.
In our mass celebration, we welcomed this year’s first years and also remembered the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McCauley.
As Transition Year students, we all had our part to play in the mass. Our Religion teacher, Miss Larkin, helped us organise the Offertory procession, and we helped organise the mass. Class 4A, took on the role of organising the Homily for the mass. There were 9 students in our class who had to research the life of Catherine McCauley and we presented our findings to the school during the service. The rest of the class designed posters and pictures to hang up on display.
The celebration of the mass was lovely and Miss Larkin’s 5th year choir class delivered a lovely set of hymns.
When the mass was over, our guests were invited back up to the school for some light refreshments and a small service opening our exhibition of ‘Mercy Education- The Journey’ which is on display in our school.
By Bridin Ellard 4A.