Voices of Hope 2017: 3rd March 2017

The Voices of Hope Concert which was held on Friday 3rd March was a great success. There was a large turnout and the inspirational music and reflections touched a chord. Well done to all involved. 

 

 

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Bible group

The Tuesday evening bible/scripture group resumed on Tuesday 17th January 2017, after their Christmas break. All welcome.

Please note that due to Laudate concert on Tuesday 31st January the Tuesday evening bible group meeting is deferred until Tuesday 7th February.

OLV Schools 50th Anniversary

On Thursday 24th November a special mass was held in the Church to celebrate 50 years of Our Lady of Victories Schools.

It was wonderful to have the schoolchildren with the principals, teachers,staff and parents present at our 10am Mass.  Indeed some of our parishioners have played a vital role in the development and growth of the schools over the years. Fr John Delany celebrated the mass and the liturgy was enhanced by the beautiful music. Please see this  address for  a video of the celebrations.http://www.olvinfants.com/news.html

A description of the gifts  brought up to the Altar by persons representing the many facets of OLV schools throughout the years is set out below.

Mr O Philbin, former School principal,  brought up the school crest. Mrs Carty brought the first school roll book of OLV school which began in 1965 with 52 pupils attending the first class. Maura O Halloran, former School principal, presented a book which represents the love of reading. Brian O Reilly brought a green flag, Brian started as a pupil in 1965 and is remembered as a diverse and dedicated teacher . Joe O Reilly brought a wood plane which represents the work done by ancillary staff accross the years- secretaries, caretakers and cleaners.  Mr Christie brought up a football which is a symbol of the positive  influence of sport in our schools. Ms McDonnell presented a plant, symbolising OLV's appreciation and commitment to the natural world . Ms Gallagher presented a childrens' Bible, symbolising a positive role of faith within our schools. Sinead Scott  carried up a skipping rope showing the importance of play in our schools. A toy was brought by Grainne Murphy which brings childrdren joy through out the generations . Dancing shoes were brought by Anne McHugh symbolising commitment to the Arts. The last gift was brought up by Doleres Barry , a tin whistle which shows us the central role music plays in the life of the three schools. Pictured above Mrs Elizabeth Shannon and Ms Mary McDonnell . The narrators on the day were Gavin Coakley and Megan O' Sullivan.