Saturday, 22 September 2012

Only a week to go!!

Firstly sorry for the lack of updates - there are some in the process of making it onto here but just not ready yet.  The last couple of weeks have flown by, we have been so busy preparing for the arrival of the new students.  Can't believe it's only a week away now!  This time next Saturday we shall be having our first meal together as a community. 

This week is going to be a little bit crazy making sure everything is ready before the students arrive.  I have to be honest and say I really can't wait!  It has been great getting to know the students a little and helping them prepare for SPES through emails and Skype but it going to be great to actually properly get to know them and meet them and also let them meet each other.  Thank you so much to all of you who have been praying for our new students, please continue to pray for them.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Happy Birthday Ambrose!

Todays a very special day at St Patrick's - it's Ambrose's birthday!  He's 5 today.  We would have spoilt him more than any other day but I don't think that's actually possible!!  Happy Birthday Ambrose!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Big Day has Arrived!!

Today we celebrate two important things - Our Lady's Birthday and Tess & Eoin's Wedding!  What a wonderful day it is going to be and what better date to get married on.  May God bless Tess & Eoin today on their wedding day and everyday of their married lives.  We ask that Our Lady give them her Motherly blessing and that she may protect them and be with them throughout their marriage.  Please pray for Tess & Eoin on this very special and important day of their lives as they give themselves to each other in the sight of God and invite God into their marriage so as to guide and protect them always.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Past Students find their Vocation

This week is a very special week for SPES as two of our past students enter into new stages of their lives.  Jeanine is starting Religious life and another, Teresa, will get married next Saturday.  What an exciting time for them all!

Jeanine is a graduate of SPES '05-'06 and was coordinator of the school for three years ('06-'07, '07-'08, '08-'09).  Today Jeanine will start her postulate year with the Sisters of Life based in New York City.  As a postulant Jeanine will live and pray with the Sisters, take classes, assist in the apostolates and work with a postulant director in continuing to discern God’s will.

Tess is a graduate of SPES '07-'08 and was coordinator of the school '08-'09.  Big congratulations to her on her recent fantastic results and graduation from her nursing degree.  We will have to keep our eyes peeled for the publication of her thesis!  Next Saturday, the feast day of Our Lady's Birthday, Tess will marry Eoin McCarthy!!!  

We wish each of them the best of luck with their next stage of life.  Please continue to keep them in your prayers.  Hopefully we can bring you more updates and news of their journeys.