Fr. Provincial's visit to Crescent College coincided with Catholic Schools week when Conall O Cuinn gave presentations to several groups of students 'selling lifestyles'. Reflecting afterwards on his visit, Conall was struck especially by the relaxed calm of a large school community, and the mutual respect that was strikingly evident in the relations between pupils and staff. It was a week when the Church pays tribute to all the work being done in the handing on of the Faith in Catholic Schools. School Chaplain Grainne Delaney noted that Catholic schools week provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that we do as a Jesuit school, affirming Catholic Education. At Assembly, the prayer led by 5th year prefects gave thanks for family, friends and staff who enhance the outreach and faith development of our school.
Students were reminded that Catholic Schools
Have at their heart the ministry of Christ
Build an environment of Care
Encourage students to develop to their full potential
Seek educational excellence
Earlier Fr. Provincial celebrated Mass with the Sixth Years where they prayed together for Jesuit Vocations. Fr. Provincial told the students of his concerns each year when placing Jesuits in the relevant works that he does not have the ‘manpower’ to respond to the needs.