At the St. Brigid’s Day Mass in Killester Sunday, 31 January to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, there was a very nice Holy Faith touch. As part of Catholic Schools Week, the students from St. Mary’s Secondary Schoool in Killester (Holy Faith) made 500 St. Brigid’s Crosses to distribute to the Religious who were at the Mass. It was a lovely surprise for the many religious who attended the Mass and whose cars turned Howth Road into a parking lot around 3.00pm!
One of the organisers of the Mass, Sr Elizabeth Cotter ibvm and vicar for religious for the Dublin Diocese made special mention of the school’s contribution, “We owe a special debt of gratitude to Ms Mc Loughlin, Principal, and the staff and students of St. Mary’s Secondary School for making those beautiful St. Brigid’s crosses. We were delighted to hear that many of you took the time to send a card or write a letter of thanks. The girls who distributed the crosses on Sunday gave great witness to their Catholic School and Holy Faith tradition.“
The making of 500 crosses is no mean feat, takes a lot of time and patience and shows that the witness of consecrated life is valued by our young adults. ‘Well Done’ to all involved.