‘Passing on the Light’ was the theme of this year’s Carol Service, which took place in St Mary’s Church on Tuesday December 12th. Our two readers, Cecelia and Ranjana, explored how the light of God has been passed on, from the creation of the world, to Adam and Eve, through Abraham and the prophets, to the Light blazing into the world in the person of Jesus, and passed on in the Church through the ages. Students from all year groups received lit candles, and these were passed on to others, representing the light passed on through the generations.
Fr Declan encouraged us all consider and reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas to remember those in need at this time of year. Carols for the occasion were sung by the congregation, the All-School Choir, the Schola and the Staff Choir. A hamper, one of many students are currently preparing for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was also brought to the altar, our own offering mirroring those of the Magi to the Infant Christ.
This very beautiful and moving service was attended by students and staff of the school, parents, families and friends, members of the Mercy Order and parishioners. A video from the night can be viewed here.