5th Year Family Mass Sunday, 2nd April 2017
Fr. Brendan Carr C.S.Sp, in an outstanding homily, told the congregation that “we believe in a God who feels our pain, is compassionate and is our friend. He also can transform my life and the lives of others, who may be hurting and distressed”.
After a wonderful celebration of our faith and sense of community, Daniel Walpole (5th Year) presented a cheque for €3260, proceeds from the 24 hour fast, to Mr Rory Halpin C.E.O of Spirasi, the Spiritan organisation that helps survivors of torture, who are asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups. He was accompanied by Miriam Ormoro, Asylum Seeker and Board Member.
I thank the President of the Union, Mr. Brian O’Neill (Class of 2081), his wife Evelyn and their family who represented that special bond between past and present. I thank also Ms. O’Connor, Mr. Grumley-Traynor, Mr. Tom Ryan, Mr. Myles Ryan, Mr. Goan, Mr. Neville, Mr. O’Reilly, Mr. Walsh, Mr. O’Neill, Ms. Wade, Ms. Brady, the 5th Years boys their parents and extended families in attendance for their contribution to such a wonderful liturgy.