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Two students from our Head Girl Team had the privilege of experiencing the 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration at Belfast City Hall.
Tomi Reichental gave the key note speech. We were very privileged to host a talk by Tomi in October, in St. Mary’s. His honest testimony was astonishing and had everyone in attendance with him as he walked us through what life had been like for him during this horrendous time.
St. Mary’s High School is a partnership school in the Holocaust Education Programme. As part of this initiative two of our students were invited to speak at the event. This was a huge honour and both girls were very humbled by their experience. indeed, this was a humbling experience for all the young people involved.
Tomi’s aim is to educate people about what happened during the Holocaust so that we can remember the people who died in it and to take action so it never happens again.
During the week junior students received certificates for their acts of kindness. The girls were encouraged to live in harmony with God’s creation by doing things for others in school and at home.
The year 8 pupils also gave an assembly on living in harmony
with other generations, they focused on looking after the elderly in our
community, valuing their grandparents and spending time with older generations.
The year 10 students created posters outlining the different themes throughout the week:
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.
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.
The visit ended with a prayer service involving students from Mount Lourdes Grammar School, St Joseph’s College, St. Fanchea’s College and St Micheal’s College.