On Wednesday January 21st teachers , staff and students from all corners of the Archdiocese gathered for our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. This year we had a special Mass led by Archbishop Eamon and concelebrated by some of our school chaplains.  The theme this year focussed on the call to serve as disciples.  Banners featuring this were displayed with many schools showing pics of students doing outreach service as part of living the Gospel call. Five key words based on the word SERVE were carried up as part of the entrance procession. These words were Self, Eucharist, Reign of God, Vocation, Evangelise.  After the Gospel as Gaelge students from St Catherine’s told us in acted vignettes the Washing by Jesus of the feet of his apostles with the command to do this themselves …. Be people who serve. The choir was St Joseph’s PS  Holy Family Parish Dundalk and music was also provided by the traditional Music Group from St Joseph s College Coalisland. Prayers, offertory gifts, Irish Dancing all featured with full student and staff involvement.  Gifts of fresh Bread and donations from students were presented to help with work projects for Prisoners, African Families, Families in need in Armagh and also people coping with addictions.  Archbishop Eamon encouraged all our schools to celebrate CSW week locally next week and asked us all to warmly embrace and live the message of the Gospel.