Stars were distributed to each class group from St Luke’s National School
Last year was the first year in Ireland when many schoolchildren returned to school before the end of the 12 days of Christmas. This was a result in changes by the Department of Education and Skills’ in the standardised school year. Children returned to school on the Feast of Epiphany itself last year, so the patron of primary schools in Cork, Cloyne and Ross – Bishop Paul Colton – asked parishes and schools to find ways of marking the day. The same happened again this year, although on the second day of the new school term, 6 January (Epiphany). Services were again held in schools across the Diocese.
In St Luke’s Parish, Douglas, Cork, school–children attended a Service in the parish church, at the end of which a representative from each year group was given a star to lead each class back to school. The stars were then displayed in each classroom.
Parishioners of Carrigaline and Monkstown joined the schoolchildren at the parish school in Carrigaline (Saint Mary’s) for an Epiphany Service which included …read more
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