On Friday September 22nd St Mary’s celebrated Mercy Day 2023. The Sisters of Mercy have worked tirelessly in our community for years and years in the areas of healthcare, education and caring for the underprivileged. Every year we like to commemorate their contribution to the quality of life in our town and specifically their role in our school. Their efforts and hard work down through the years played a huge part in ensuring that Trim has become the really good town it is.
A special Assembly was held in our school hall where pupils set up a sacred space dedicated to Catherine MacAuley, the foundress of the Mercy Order and other pupils read out the meaning of each symbol.
Sr Paula spoke to the pupils and staff about her life as a Sister of Mercy and remembered all the children she worked with over the years. She is delighted to feel the spirit of Mercy ‘emanating from the walls of the school’ still.
We congratulated Sr Paula on her 60th anniversary of her Profession. (Diamond jubilee)
Fr Paul paid tribute to the Sisters of Mercy and the work they have done and continue to do in the parish. He remembered by name all those Sisters who had worked in our school and have since gone to their eternal reward. Go ndéanaí Dia trócaire orthú go léir.
Some classes attended Mass in the church at 10 am and the pupils re-enacted their assembly piece for the Mercy Sisters at the Offertory.
Refreshments followed back at the school and Ms Debby created a beautiful cake for the occasion.
Beannachtaí Dé ar Shiúracha na Trócaire agus ar a gcuid oibre!