to Brother Maurice a Dominican student from Trinidad who is spending a few weeks with us.

who was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at University College Cork recently.

visited St. John's Church on Saturday March 25th 2017.

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The Alliance of the Two Hearts commissioned six of these Statues which were blessed by Pope Francis in January, one for each continent.

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to the pupils from the primary schools of the parish who received their Confirmation this week. A special word of thanks to all who helped prepare the children for this very special event.

Eily Fokseang, who has been a volunteer with our Children's Liturgy Programme for some years has volunteered to assist in a school in Kolkata, India later this year. She will be volunteering with the SUAS Educational Development Charity (http://www.suas.ie/).

SUAS is a registered Irish charity (CHY 14931) that offers quality basic education and 21st Century skills to girls and boys from disadvantaged communities in Ireland, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. They envisage a world where all young people have access to education, and aim to transform lives through education as they see this as the first and most important step towards change. Eily has already worked with SUAS whilst a student in Cork by mentoring in an Irish school - assisting a child with reading difficulties.

If you wish to support her fundraising effort for this project you can use the envelopes available in the church, make a donation at the Parish Centre or visit her online fundraising site: http://www.idonate.ie/mobile/fundraiser/11361811_eily-fokseang-s-fundraising-page.html