This Sunday is the 1st May and the beginning of a very special time in our parish.  While the weather has remained cold during April, we have already been blessed with three beautiful Confirmation ceremonies in the church.  One more confirmation ceremony for the children in Gaelscoil Gort Álainn is due to take place on Wed. May 25th.

First Holy Communion ceremonies for Scoil Eoin Aspal & Scoil Mhuire Banríon on Sat. May 14th and Gaelscoil Gort Álainn on Sat. May 21st will be beautiful.  Fr. Michael will also celebrate the First Holy Communion for the schools of St. Patrick’s Parish on next Sat. May 7th in St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Road.


Every single ceremony is a special moment for the children, their families and their faith community.  Each is a beautiful moment of grace as God continues to be present and bless each one.  In a society and culture where faith is less public, it is inspiring to see the goodness and faith of so many.  May God bless all the children and their families and please God, May will bring warmer days.