To celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2018, Bishop Brendan Kelly will be Principal Celebrant at Mass in St James’ Church, Charlestown on Wednesday January 31st at 7pm. This Mass will be a Diocesan Gathering to celebrate the life lived in the schools of our Diocese. Prayers will be offered and blessings sought for all pupils, teachers, families and staff.
Please know that you are welcome to come along, join us in prayer, and to support the work done in classrooms and behind the scenes in all our schools.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2018 is:
“Catholic Schools: Families of Faith”.
For information on Catholic Schools Week 2018, please click HERE
Some images from Mass in Charlestown on Wednesday, January 31st.
Sr Mary Richardson and Mrs Marian Maloney (Diocesan Advisors to Primary Schools) were very instrumental in arranging this evening’s Liturgy. At the end of the Mass, Sr Mary spoke words of thanks to Bishop Brendan on behalf of those gathered. She thanked him for his commitment and dedicated service to the school communities of the diocese during his ten years as Bishop of Achonry. She wished him continued blessings as he prepares to move to Galway, where he will become Bishop of Galway on February 11th.
She concluded her words with a brief quotation from the late poet and writer, John O’Donohue
Bishop Brendan, in response, made the following comments before offering his prayers and blessings to all gathered.