First Holy Communion.


Congratulations to our First Communicants who received the Blessed Eucharist for the first time on Saturday April 23rd at the Church of Mary Immaculate and St. Joseph, Caherlistrane.  They performed all their duties angelically and confidently.  Many thanks to their parents and teachers Mrs. O’Neill and Ms. O’Brien in preparing the children for the sacrament.  The choir was provided by children from Donaghpatrick N.S. and music by Evelyn Newell, Muireann Parke and Éimhín Cradock. Much appreciation to the children who participated in this choir to make the occasion so special.  Sincere thanks to Fr. Pat O’Brien for a most meaningful ceremony with his sermon based on children’s letters to Pope Francis.  Afterwards Fr. O’Brien presented Mrs. Geraghty with two copies of the book “Dear Pope Francis” for our school library.

Finally, all families were invited by our Parents’ Association to the school for lots of refreshments and goodies with an opportunity to have professional photographs taken by John Mc Mahon.  It was a most special day for all concerned full of sunshine and joy.