Fr. Denis Gavin, CSSp. was Chief Celebrant at last Sunday's Boarders’ Family Mass, (11th September 2011).
On this historic date it was pertinent that the Gospel and Fr. Gavin’s Homily focused on the importance of forgiveness.
Fr. Gavin referenced Nelson Mandela, and Senator Gordon Wilson who have given great example to our world community.
However, it is at a more mundane level that forgiveness is essential, particularly in a family or Hall of Residence.
There was a tremendous turnout, with great participation by the Boarders, most notably, their singing, which was loud and tuneful.
The new President of the Union, Mr David Harvey (Class of 1979), attended his first function of the academic year and was welcomed.
Cantors, James Kavanagh (6th Year) and Ms Dana Cerminaro;
Fr. Cormac O’Brolchain;
The Boarders’ Choir;
Musicians Tim Crowley (5th Year), Elan Richardson (2nd Year),
Ian Leavy and Lorcan Brophy (both 1st Year);
Fr. Hyacinth, Fr. Gavin, Br. Liam and the Concelebrating Community;
Mr Rogan, acting Director of the Castle;
Housemasters Mr Brennan, Mr D'Arcy, Mr Mulcahy and Mr Daly for their contribution to the organisation and celebration of the liturgy;
The Boarders, their parents, grandparents and siblings in attendance;
as well as my colleagues Mr McGuire and Ms Boissel (Willow Park),
Mr Dunne (Dean of 3rd Year), Mr Morris (Dean of 5th Year) and
Mr Ryan (Dean of 6th Year).
A GREAT START TO THE YEAR FOR THE CASTLE.