The 28 May 2014, was a significant day for the 6th class girls of St Vincent’s GNS, North William Street and the 6th class boys of O’ Connell’s BNS, North Richmond Street when they celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Agatha’s Parish Church. As the day approached, the excitement was palpable and this year the parish had the privilege of the Sacrament being administered by the Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin.
On Sunday 25th May 2014, members of Sr. Imelda Hawkins (R.I.P) family and the Daughters of Charity were invited to a remembrance mass held in in St. Joseph’s Parish Church Glasthule. Sr. Imelda a Daughter of Charity worked for over 20 years in the parish centre, setting up clubs, bingo and other activities.
The Daughters of Charity who manage health services and services for people with disabilities in Kubwa, Abuja Nigeria have spread their wings and have erected and opened a Primary Health Post in the isolated village of Zhiko. This development was one of those used to mark the golden jubilee of arrival of the first sisters to Nigeria.
In preparation for Good Shepherd Sunday (the day dedicated to prayer for vocations to the religious life, 11 May 2014) Sr Kathleen McErlean DC, on behalf of the parish priest Fr. Manus Ferry, Missionary of The Sacred Heart (MSC) invited the vocation team of the Daughters of Charity to Killinarden for a vocation promotion weekend (28-29 April 2014).
A rally for the release of kidnapped schoolgirls in Lagos, Nigeria
Three weeks ago, more than 300 teenage girls were abducted from a school in Nigeria. In a video released Monday, the leader of an Islamist militant group called Boko Haram took responsibility for the kidnappings, describing the girls as “slaves” who would be sold. Details about the mass kidnapping have been sparse and confusing; police initially claimed that 100 girls had been taken, but they now say 276 remain captive and 53 have escaped.