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Mercy Day Mass 2017

On Friday 22nd September, St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School celebrated Mercy Day.

On this day, Mercy schools around the world celebrate the life of Catherine McAuley and the founding of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. In the early days, Catherine McAuley’s work was mostly among the people of Dublin, but in time the Congregation spread and became one of the largest Congregations of women, not alone in Ireland, but in the world.

The theme of the school’s liturgical celebration was ‘Thanks Be to God’ and the centrepiece the students created reflected this theme beautifully. In their Religion classes, each of the 705 students were invited to write on a small card what in their lives they were grateful for. Each of these cards were part of a larger display for the altar of St Mary’s Church – a unique and significant interpretation of the theme of the day itself. The diversity of the school community was evident when 25 of the languages spoken by students of the school were included in the liturgy.

The school’s Schola Choir performed a beautiful hymn composed by Mr Feeley, one of the school’s Music and Religion teachers, called ‘A Joy For All the Earth’. The song is the official hymn of the World Meeting of Families 2018.

Many thanks to Fr Declan, staff and students for all their hard work which came to fruition on Mercy Day. St Joseph’s is a Catholic Mercy School, under the trusteeship of CEIST. It is a happy, dynamic and caring place of learning, situated in the heart of the community of Navan with a current enrolment of 705 girls.

Leaving Cert Students Exceptional Results 2017

Front Row College/University Studying
Chloe Sheridan DCU Science Education
Ciara Erke Maynooth Primary Teaching
Antonia Brady Trinity Modern Irish & Drama Studies
Rita Meagher (Deputy Principal)    
Mary Mulligan (Principal)    
Claire D’Arcy (Deputy Principal)    
Rachael Barry DCU Primary Teaching
Riona Stewart Maynooth Business
Blathnaid Keyes UCD Medicine
Back Row College/University Studying
Aoife Ryan DIT Biomedical & Molecular Diagnostics
Niamh Daly DCU Primary Teaching
Deidre O’Brien DCU Psychology
Aoife Manning DCU Primary Teaching
Hannah Barry Trinity Human health & Disease
Deidre Forde DCU Primary Teaching
Cara Woods DCU Primary Teaching
Niamh Martyn Trinity Law & French
Aoife Casey DCU Business Studies