Students awarded for Papal visit duties
A group of Dundalk students were recently recognised for their contribution to the official visit by Pope Francis to Ireland last year.
The Papal visit in 2018 was a memorable occasion for many Irish people in August and over a crowd of over 300,000 travelled to Dublin to welcome Pope Francis on his first official visit.
Among the participants were a group of Transition Year and 5th year students from St Vincent's Secondary school who volunteered to help at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park.
In recognition of this, the school trustees 'CEIST' presented the volunteers with two Priests Stoles and two Ciboria that were used during the World Meeting of Families event.
Also recognised for their contribution to the Papal visit were St. Vincent's teachers Mrs Gerardine Sheridan, Mrs Pauline McManus and Mr Conor McAteer who along with Miss Sarah Faughey and Miss Arlene Doherty helped organise the volunteers and accompanied them to the Papal Mass.
Mr McAteer described the event as a 'wonderful experience for the group involved' and he added his thanks to the students and teachers for their help and enthusiasm at the historic event.