The school mass to celebrate the new school year was held last Thursday the 21st of September. This year we had a change of venue due to renovations in the local church and so it was held in the school gym. This was transformed into the perfect venue for the mass with joint efforts from teachers and students. The choir, orchestra and the chamber choir practiced in advance to make the occasion a memorable one for all of us.
The occasion started with the presentation of the Ann Kearnan award. This year’s recipient is to Emma Gaffney, who achieved 2 H1s in Physics and Biology and is studying a science related course in TCD.
Throughout the mass the choir and orchestra performed hymns beautifully while Isobel Hanlon left the school speechless with her beautiful version of "How does a moment last forever" from Beauty and the Beast. This song was part of Mr. Mc Cartney’s wonderful homily which as always brought a smile to everyone.
The Eucharistic ministers received their blessing and they gave out the communion at the mass for the very first time. The prefects were awarded their badges and blessing from Fr Tom Noone.
All in all the mass was a huge success and it was very nice to have it in the school this year. Thank you to all the teachers and students who helped out and got the gym ready for the mass.
Evie Oppermann (PR Prefect)