The 6th Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Thursday 4th October 2018. 53 young people from across the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award. It was a great achievement for the young people, their families, their schools and local parishes, St Mary’s Secondary School Mallow, The Patrician Academy Mallow, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill, Presentation Secondary School Mitchelstown, Killavullen Parish, Kinsale Community School and Sacred Heart School Clonakilty.
Guest speaker on the night was Fr Luke from the Servants of the Home of the Mother who along with his community of another priest and two brothers have recently moved to Mallow. They will be ministering/working with the young people across the Diocese, in school and supporting their families in sharing faith and life. Fr Luke surprised us with his contemporary piece of beat boxing on his harmonica and got the crowd going.
A sincere THANKS to all the staff in Mallow who helped out in the run up and on the night.