Report (mostly) by Kenneth MacDermid.
Our annual mass for Patron’s Day took place today.
The mass was presided over by the Right Reverend Bishop Joseph Devine and concelebrated by Fr. Chromy and our own Fr. Miller. The mass was celebrated as the Feast of the Annunciation in dedication to Our Lady – the school patron.
The bishop spoke of the great history that our school is steeped in, encouraging both staff and pupils to follow in the light of Christ.
Mr Love, in his vote of thanks, mentioned the school’s strong links with SCIAF and Kamwokya, and looked forward to two young people from the Kamwokya Community visiting the school for a week at the start of the new session.
Many thanks to all the supporters of OLHS who came along to today’s ceremony:
Executive Director of Learning and Leisure Services, Christine Pollock and Education Officer, Anne Donaldson;
Headteachers from our associated primaries, Mrs Maureen McGhee, Mrs Maria Shields, Mrs Gwen Dickson, Mrs Sally Fraser and Mr Derek Hannan, Headteacher of Braidhurst High School;
Provost Tom Curley, Councillor Gordon Stewart and Councillor Kate Harmon;
Mrs Maureen Dunn and Mrs Suzanne Graham from the PTA and Parent Council;
Mr Ian Menzies from SCIAF;
former members of staff, Mrs Mary Boyle, Mr Brian McCrossan, Mr Brian Keown, Mr Jake Carlin, Mr John White, Mr John Boyle and Mr Raymond Lunny.
Grateful thanks must go to all musicians, readers, offertory processors and Eucharistic ministers for their assistance, as well as to all the staff who ensured the day ran smoothly, in particular Mr. Crossan!