Christmas Presents Ceremony

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th Years attended the Ceremony of Christmas Presents held in the Atrium during lunchtime on Tuesday December 5th. The TY’s were away on Work Experience and the 5th Years will be handing out their own presents to a group of Senior Citizens at a Christmas Dinner Party next week.

School Chaplain Fr. Denis officiated at the brief ceremony in the Atrium. The Choir sang various Christmas carols and Fr. Columba not only conducted but also filled various gaps in the ceremony with the keyboard music. All very pleasant.

School vice-Captain Tim O’Grady Walsh led the School in the Bidding Prayers.

It was a wonderful occasion for the entire school where the students individually brought up presents. These will in turn be donated to various deserving causes in the local Limerick area.

Fr. Denis told the students that what they were doing was something practical, very good and that many children would benefit from the Glenstal boy’s generosity. He pointed out that many of the 3,000 homeless children in Ireland under the age of four are from the Limerick area. He quoted Christ’s words in St. Matthew’s Gospel and also Mother Theresa’s five-fingered rosary with the words: “You Did It To Me”.

The sheer amount of presents was quite overwhelming as can be seen in the photographs taken by Joe Gilbride of Third Year which appear in the Photos section.

This was a wonderful occasion for our students who can rightly be proud of themselves. Sincerest thanks to all.