Congratulations to the children from 2nd Class who received their First Communion on Sunday. A big thank you to their teachers, Ms Burke & Ms Mitchell and to our SNA, Simone Hickey, for their wonderful work in preparing the children for their special day. Thanks also to our marvellous choir, who enhanced the ceremony so beautifully under the direction of Mr Mitchell and accompanied by Emma Purcell. We are also grateful for the input of our local priest, Fr. Pat. Thanks also to our secretary, Mary Meehan for the beautiful Booklets and to Liam Mc Loughlin for transporting the artwork and adorning the Cathedral for the occasion.
Today is St. Angela's Day.
Angela Merici, or Angela de Merici, (21 March 1474 – 27 January 1540) was an Italian religious educator, who is honoured as a saint by the Catholic Church. She founded the Company of St. Ursula in 1535 in Brescia, in which women dedicated their lives to the service of the Church through the education of girls. From this organization later sprang the monastic Order of Ursulines, whose nuns established places of prayer and learning throughout Europe and, later, worldwide, most notably in North America. She died on this day in 1540.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2014 is: 'Catholic Schools: 'Places of Faith and Learning’. The week will run from Sunday January 26th until February 2nd.
We will be marking the event in Scoil Ursula in a number of ways throughout the school beginning on Monday with a Prayer Service at 10:00am in the Halla. See below the CSW Poster and a letter to parents with some ideas how to mark CSW at home with your children.
Well done to our youngest stars of stage, the Junior Infant classes who performed a beautiful uplifting nativity play this morning called "Woops a Daisy Angel". A big thank you to their wonderful teachers, Ms Cogan, Ms Dwyer & Mrs Corcoran who produced and directed this marvellous performance. We also thank our Student Council for their ushering and fund-raising all this week at all our shows. Thanks to them and the generosity of our parents & staff, we raised €750 for the Marcus Moore Trust for Cancer Research and Sligo Social Services. We are grateful to our Chairperson, Marian Moore, (Marcus' mum) and Lisa (his sister) who provided us with spot prizes for our after-show raffles in aid of these worthy causes. Well done to everybody!!! See some pics below and a video snippet. More pics of the other shows to follow :-)
A Festival of Faith will take place in the Sligo Cluster Parishes over the coming week. Commencing on Sunday, May 19th at 7.30 pm. with The Dunmore Parish Choir in St. Patrick's Church, Strandhill and continuing on Monday, May 20th with Festival Opening Mass in the Cathedral at 7.45 pm., assembling in the Peace Park at 7.30pm. Full details in the brochure below:
We had a lovely assembly to celebrate Catholic Schools Week in our school. We remembered the Feast Day of Saint Angela, the founder of the Ursuline Order and is the Feast of St. Brigid. There are more than 2,800 Catholic schools in Ireland and this week we took the time to celebrate the work that schools just like ours do to help us all to be the kind of people that Jesus calls us to be. The theme of Catholic Schools Week this year was Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News. Some classes marked Grandparents Day with projects and visits.
Catholic Schools Week 2013:
Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2013 is: ‘Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News’. Catholic Schools Week 2013 will be mindful of two major issues for the year 2013 (a) Year of Faith and (b) Share the Good News. The theme of CSW 2013 reflects both. CSW 2013 will begin on Sunday January 27 2013 and end on February 3 2013.
We will be marking the event in Scoil Ursula in a number of ways throughout the school beginning on Monday with a Prayer Service at the Mary Garden and culminating in a St. Brigid's Day Assembly on Friday
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