Transition Year Family Mass, Dec 2019
Transition Year Family Mass
Sunday, 8th December 2019
There was a massive attendance at last Sunday’s Family Mass as we welcomed both parents and grandparents to our celebration of the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
Chief celebrant Fr. Myles Healy C.S.Sp reminded us that we all matter to Jesus, that He values us. “I hope that Christmas will awaken in everyone here a sense of awe and gratitude for the mystery of God’s love which led Him to join our human race and offer us the gift of everlasting life”.
It was a fantastic occasion – yet another reminder of why we are so proud of our boys. Their reverence, dignity and humility was inspirational. So many singing, serving, reading, processing, greeting, partaking, proudly making a contribution.
Mr Jim Murphy (Class of 1972), President of our St. Vincent de Paul Conference thanked the boys and their parents for their support, acknowledging their contribution through the Soccer Marathon, the Mince Pie Morning and the Christmas Trees to our Christmas campaign.
We thank Jim and his wife Jackie, President of the Union Stephen Mullin (Class of 1983) and his wife Mary Rose, my colleagues Mr Orrock, Mr Cavanagh, Mr Hurl, Ms Crimmins, Mr Brennan, Mr Savage, Mr Grant, Mr O’Neill and organist Ms Sarah Caldwell, our servers Patrick Van Zuydam, Rob Cullen and Ethan Laing, our readers James Carroll, Gus McCarthy, Danny Clarke, Marcus Noble, and Stephen Curran, processionists Jack Rogan, Patrick Curley, Jimmy Galligan, Alex Brady, George Francis, Jack Davy, Matthew Curran, Eoin Power and Sean Patterson; Ministers of the Eucharist Adam Simpson, Eoin O’Farrell, David Ryan, Joseph Tierney, Luke O’Brien and Mark Morrissey (all 6th Year) and of course our wonderful choir.
Final words of appreciation are to Mr Madden, chief celebrant Fr Healy and concelebrants Bishop Ellison and Fr. Dundon who made it happen.