Mass celebrated to mark new school year at Loreto

Members of the folk group who sang during the Loreto College Opening Mass.
Members of the folk group who sang during the Loreto College Opening Mass.

The Opening Mass for the academic year was celebrated at Loreto College, Coleraine on Tuesday 20 September, by Father Austin McGirr.

The theme of the Mass was ‘Let It Shine’, and it offered reflection on the light of faith which shines in every member of the school community, and how this might be nurtured in the year ahead.

Father Austin McGirr with students who took part in the procession during the Opening Mass at Loreto College, demonstrating items which can be barriers to faith.

Father Austin McGirr with students who took part in the procession during the Opening Mass at Loreto College, demonstrating items which can be barriers to faith.

Organised by school Liturgist Mr Kevin Conroy and by the members of the RE department, with support from the Music Department and Art Department and involving every member of the school community and the Loreto Community, the Mass provided an inspirational reflection for the year ahead.