Presentation College, Currylea, Tuam, Co. Galway marked the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2014 by preparing a special mass for the people of Tuam.
The Transiton Year students from the college prepared the readings, prayers of the faithful, offertory, music and the homily for mass celebrated 26th January 2014.
Principal Neasa Cosgrove recited a short introduction before the entrance procession in which she explained that this was Catholic Schools Week, a week in which we celebrate the massive contribution that Catholic Education has made in Tuam and elsewhere.
Staff and students present were honoured to welcome Archbishop Neary as the celebrant.
Therese Kearns, a TY student gave a wonderful homily (see below), outlining her personal experience of attending a Catholic School.
She mentioned the mutual respect that exists in Currylea and the positive effect a smile from a fellow student or teacher can have on a person. The Transition Year Choir were accompanied on organ by past pupil Emer Kelly with the assistance of another past pupil Aoife Willis.
The wonderful ceremony finished with the song “Oh Happy Day” performed by Tobi Adelowo.
Catholic Schools Week continued to be celebrated in the school during morning prayers that week