There is ample evidence in these pages that we attend to the bodies and brains of our students, but authorities no less than St. Augustine, St. Conleth and Principal Kilcommons agree that the spirit also needs appropriate guidance and development:
The St. Conleth’s 2018 candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation are almost at the end of their journey as the big day approaches. Preparatory Masses in St. Mary’s Haddington Rd. during the course of this academic year led to parents and pupils coming together on Thursday, the 8th of March, in the Performance Room for the Ceremony of Light. The room itself was transformed by the candidates’ own artwork (see below), with the candle light and stained glass lending itself to a deeply spiritual atmosphere. Ms. Hartnett had the musical and choral pieces beautifully prepared as always with the boys, while Mr. Gallagher and Fr. Collins, who performed the ceremony, had a very attentive audience from young and older alike. A big thank you to Ms. Loomes who co-ordinated the whole affair and produced the special missalette. On Thursday the 22nd, the candidates will be immaculate in their school blazer and rosettes. They will be photographed on the school steps and will then walk down to the church to be met by their parents and sponsor where they will be confirm their faith. One leg of a long journey of faith in which the school plays a vital role.