Bishop Duffy being welcomed to Mount Lourdes Grammar School, Enniskillen, on Fri 31 January 2020.

On Friday 31st January Mount Lourdes Grammar School welcomed Bishop Larry Duffy, Bishop of Clogher as he joined them in celebrations to mark Catholic Schools Week.

Bishop Duffy was welcomed by Monsignor Peter O’Reilly PP, VG, Chairperson of the Board of Governors, and by Mrs Sinead Cullen, Principal and Head Girl Bronagh Duffy. Bishop Duffy was accompanied by Deacon Martin Donnelly and by Dr Gary Carville, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Clogher.

During the visit, Bishop Duffy met with staff and students including the student liturgy committee and fundraising committee. He also visited some Key Stage 3 classes including a technology and design class where the students instructed the bishop in the use of some of the technology equipment.

The visit ended with a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word involving students from Mount Lourdes Grammar School, St Joseph’s College, St. Fanchea’s College and St Micheal’s College.

Earlier in the week, Bishop Duffy visited the primary schools of his home parish of Magheracloone in south Monaghan, including Ballynagearn National School where he began his own formal education.

The theme of Catholic Schools Week was ‘Living in harmony with God’s creation’ and this was reflected in the events and activities held during the week. These included the inter-generational dimension of education and its importance in handing on the Catholic faith today.

Below are some photos from Bishop Duffy’s visit to Mount Lourdes, and also his visits to Ballynagearn NS, Drumgossat NS and Mullaghrafferty NS in his home Parish of Magheracloone last Monday. 

Bishop Duffy with 2 First Year students in Mount Lourdes
Chatting with students in the Technology Room of Mount Lourdes
The Liturgy Group of Mount Lourdes Grammar School with Bishop Duffy
With members of the Board of Governors of Mount Lourdes Grammar School
Bishop Duffy with students and teachers from St Fainche’s College, Enniskillen at the Catholic Schools Week liturgy in Mount Lourdes.
Bishop Duffy with representatives of St Joseph’s College, Enniskillen, at the Catholic Schools Week liturgy in Mount Lourdes.
Student Representatives and Principal of St Michael’s College with Bishop Duffy following the Catholic Schools Week liturgy in Mount Lourdes.
Bishop Duffy speaks to students, teachers, parents and grandparents assembled at Ballynagearn NS in Magheracloone on Monday 27 January 2020 to mark Catholic Schools Week. Ballynagearn NS was Bishop Larry’s first school.
Bishop Duffy with 5th and 6th class of Drumgossat NS in Magheracloone, together with the School Principal.
Bishop Duffy with the staff of Mullaghrafferty NS in Magheracloone following his visit to the school to mark Catholic Schools Week.
Sacred Space – “Living in Harmony with God’s Creation” – the theme of Catholic Schools Week 2020.
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