Congratulations to the following who received the John Paul 11 Awards last Sunday. Gold Medals went to Conor Bolger, Aoibhe Connolly, Rebecca Farrell, Marie O’Neill and Shauna Downeyreceived ‘The Papal Cross’ the highest achievement in the award .
The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church – in the life of their community and society. It enables young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.
The Award was created to commemorate the late Pope Saint John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them. The Award was launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Most Rev Dr Giuseppe Lazzarotto on 7th November 2006 in the Diocese of Derry, Ireland. There are 3 Award levels – Gold, Silver & Bronze. Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.
Sophia Webb took part in the Community Games Creative Communities competition and got 1st place in the 14-16 age group she will receive a special commemorative medal.
Sophie’s winning picture
The competition is the schools Credit Union Quiz. Both teams won & have qualified for the next round which is on in Kilkenny on 1st March.
From left to right the names are………….
Calum Joyce, Ben Curry, Zach Bolger, Ciara Lalor, Lia Morrissey, Colm Donald, Eoin Fanning and Odhran Maxwell. The A team (junior team) is Zach Bolger, Ciara Lalor, Colm Donald and Eoin Fanning and the B team (senior team) is Calum Joyce, Ben Curry, Lia Morrissey and Odhran Maxwell.