With all this (justified) hullabaloo about rugby and (unavoidable) panic about the state exams, it is easy to lose one’s sense of proportion, both as an individual and a school community. Thankfully, Mr. Lonergan has stepped in just at the right time to remind us of our ethos: to be, like St. Conleth himself, the moulders of young men (and women) in the lay Catholic tradition. Mr. Lonergan organised and led a group of TY boys and Fifth Year girls down to the RDS for a special Catholic Youth Gathering in honour of the Pope Francis-declared Year of Divine Mercy. The event was friendly and casual but also moving and meaningful and included inspirational music, personal testaments by Meath Carlin and Richard Moore, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a Mass celebrated by the Papal Nuncio, Rev. Charles Brown. Below you see the students involved pausing for reflection under the cherry trees in Herbert Park and then meeting Rev. Brown. It is great to see a word religion make the news in the name of Mercy!