5th Year Family Mass 2019
5th Year Family Mass
Mission Sunday: 10th March 2019
PRAY, FAST, GIVE
There was a wonderful atmosphere in the College Chapel for our annual 5th Year Family Mass. It was a full church that chief celebrant, Fr. Paddy Dundon, addressed as he advised them “not to allow themselves to fall into temptation”. There are so many momentary pleasures around. The season of Lent encourages us to practice self-control. It is a time when we can step out of our comfort zone maybe to PRAY, to FAST, to GIVE.
It was pleasing to be among such a large congregation which included many grandparents. They add so much. Our choir, readers, servers, musicians and Eucharistic Ministers also played their part, they were excellent. Well Done All!
I thank President of the Union Mr John Rogan (Class of 1989), his wife Nicki, father Shea and his sons, Jack (5th Year) and James (2nd Year), for representing that vital link between Blackrock past and present.
I thank my colleagues, Mr Madden, Mr Grumley-Traynor, Mr O’Reilly, Mr Hurl, Ms Crimmins, Ms McGlynn, Mr Mealiffe, Mr Tom Ryan, Mr Myles Ryan, Mr Orrock, our Deans, Mr Pickering and Ms Dobbyn, and of course, Fr. Dundon and our concelebrants Fr. Nash, Fr. Whelan and Deacon Liam all of whom made it possible.