Pastoral Team

February 27th 2015


Sacrament of Reconciliation


first confessionConfessions took place in the school hall today for the children from third to fifth class. Thank you to Fr Padraig, Fr Michael, Fr Joseph and Fr Paul. Thanks also to Ms Healy for organising everything so well.


February 1st 2015

St Brigid's Day


st brigidToday is St Brigid's Feast Day, also known as Lá Fhéile Bhríde and it marks the first day of Spring. St Brigid was born at Faughart near Dundalk, Co Louth and is one of Ireland's patron saints, along with Patrick and Columba. Although St Brigid may not be as well known as St Patrick, she was one of the most powerful women in Ireland. After refusing an arranged marriage, she went on to found several convents whose schools provided an education for thousands of young women.copy of st.brigidcross.jpg 2

One of the traditions associated with St Brigid is to make a St Brigid's Cross from fresh rushes. Some believe that the crosses have the power to protect the owner's home from harm.

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Ella May Ferris from Ms Hamill's Junior Infant Class proudly holding the St Brigid's Cross that she made.


January 26th 2015

Catholic Schools Week

January 25th - 31st 2015


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The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2015 is 'Catholic Schools: Called to Serve'. Love, Kindness, Joy, Truth and Justice are the reflections for each week day. Today and every day this week, children will read prayers over the intercom at a chosen time and the entire school will be joined together in prayer.


January 6th 2015

Nollaig na mBan


three wise menToday, all students and staff attended Mass in St Paul's Church at midday to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, Little Christmas and Nollaig na mBan. The feast celebrates the visit of the Three Wise Men, to worship the newborn baby Jesus. Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. This marks the end of the Christmas Season.


December 18th 2014

Christmas Carol Service


Silence reigned in the school today at 11am. All students and staff assembled in St Paul's Church for our annual Christmas Carol Service. This year's format was a little different from other years. Our service began with a song from the choir. Fr Paul welcomed everyone and introduced the first reader. Then the lights went down and Mrs Farrell's Second Class walked to the altar, each holding a lighted candle. We then heard the story of the birth of Jesus from members of the living crib, Joseph, the innkeepers wife, an angel from Heaven and finally the old shepherd. We had a beautiful rendition of 'Oh Holy Night' sung by Helen Hassett and accompanied by the choir. Mrs Shiel's Second Class decorated the tree on the Altar with special symbols of Christmas.

At this time of the year when one can easily get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the materialistic side of Christmas, it's nice to take the time to slow down and remember the true meaning of Christmas. The Carol Service today gave us all that time. A huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make the service a truly beautiful occasion.

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