Mass to open Catholic Schools Week to be broadcast by RTÉ1 television this Sunday

27 Jan 2011

27 January 2011

Mass to open Catholic Schools Week to be broadcast by RTÉ1 television this Sunday

  • Cardinal Brady to introduce documentary on Catholic schools which will be broadcast at 11.00am

Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry and chair of the Council for Education of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, will celebrate Mass to open Catholic Schools Week this Sunday 30 January at 11.00am.  This Mass will be transmitted by RTÉ1 television from its Donnybrook studio.  The choir for the Mass will be provided by the pupils of St Clare’s Primary School, Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin.

Prior to the celebration of Mass, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will introduce a short documentary highlighting the value and contribution that Catholic schools make to our parish communities.

Catholic Schools Week runs from 31 January to 6 February. A special Catholic Schools Week web feature is now available on and it hosts information and resources for use by schools in the North and South.

Notes to editors

The schools involved in the documentary produced by Kairos are: St. Francis Xavier Junior School, Castleknock; St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghadereen; Holy Rosary Nursery School, Belfast; Christ the Redeemer Primary School, Belfast; St Comgall’s Primary School, Bangor; Presentation Primary School Portadown; Holy Child Primary School, Belfast; Good Shepherd Primary School, Belfast; St Genevieve’s High School, Belfast; St Columbanus College, Bangor; St Catherine’s College, Armagh; Aquinas Grammar School Belfast.

Further information:
Martin Long, Director of Communications 00353 (0) 86 172 7678