A Mass for in-coming First-Year Pupils will take place in the School Hall @15.00 on Friday 28th August 2015.Parents are most welcome to attend.
Opening Prayer: God of wisdom and understanding, you have guided your people throughout history. Help us to grow in faith and understanding in this coming year. Open our minds to your truth and our hearts to your love that we may grow in wisdom and grace. We ask you to bless us on the …
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The Annual School Debs takes place this Thursday(27th)@ 19.00 in The Radisson Hotel,Little Island,Cork.Congratulations to all our students on their wonderful L.C. Results
God of wisdom and understanding, you have guided your people throughout history. Help us to grow in faith and understanding in this coming year. Open our minds to your truth and our hearts to your love that we may grow in wisdom and grace. We ask you to bless us on the journey ahead for this academic year 2015/16.
St Teresa of Avila reminds us that:
‘Christ has no body but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world’.
Before we begin this academic year let us take some time to consider how we are the eyes and hands of Christ in our school communities. Let us take time to think about how we are called to serve God and each other with Christian values; values such as love, kindness, joy, truth and justice so that we can be the kind of people that Christ wants us to be. This means that we live out of these values and we are loving, kind, joyful, truthful and just because it is how Christ wants us to be in our relationships. We are schools where faith is part of our fabric, our identity and all that we do – how we learn, how we relate, how we treat each other, the kind of people we are.
Let us reflect on God’s Word to us in Mark 4:30-32:
What is God’s kingdom like? It is like what happens when a mustard seed is planted in the ground. It is the smallest seed in all the world. But once it is planted, it grows larger than any garden plant. It even puts out branches that are big enough for birds to nest in its shade.
Each one of us is like the mustard seed that Jesus talks about. Each day we are called to grow and allow others to grow, to learn and allow others to learn; to draw ourselves and others closer to the source of Christ’s love in our daily interactions with students, colleagues and the wider school communities in which we live and work. Our school communities are places that invite others to feel welcome, accepted and included. We are big enough for those of all faiths and none to settle on our strong branches and find nourishment in our midst.
Let us ask for God’s blessing on all that lies ahead and let us be mindful of CEIST values in our daily lives.
Lord Jesus, Help us to experience your supportive presence throughout the coming school year and give us the courage to reach out to you in times of stress. Lord Hear Us
May our friendships be healthy and wholesome. May our challenges be surmountable. May our relationships within this school community and outside it be respectful. May we remember to reflect Christ’s love to all we meet.
Lord Hear Us.
Through the gift of your Spirit inspire us to do our best; to be a support to one another and to pray in thanksgiving for all we have as well as in petition for what we desire. Lord Hear Us.
John O’Donoghue reminds us:
The writer goes to his desk each morning to meet the empty white page.
As he settles himself, he is preparing for visitation and voyage…
He has no idea what will come.
Yet despite his limitations, his creative work will find its own direction to form.
Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness,
the more original and creative our time will become. Amen
“Secretary’s Office will re-open on Tuesday 11thAugust 2015”
The entire School Community of ST.MARY`S HIGH SCHOOL extends it`s condolences to the families and friends of the 6 students who died.May they rest in Peace.
Principal and J1 Student in 1974
Father of a J1 Student in 2007 and 2015.
Before the Easter Holidays students took part in a very busy Green Schools Action week. Lots of activities took place over the week creating litter awareness in the school. The highlights of the week were the Green Schools themed treasure hunt, quiz and litter awareness poster competition! Congratulations to all involved!