WMOF: Presentation Thurles students volunteer at Papal mass in the Phoenix Park

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WMOF: Presentation Thurles students volunteer at Papal mass in the Phoenix Park

On Sunday 26th August a group of sixth year students accompanied by their teachers attended the Papal mass in the Phoenix Park.

The 4AM start did little to dampen the high spirits and anticipation of the group. On arrival, the girls, and their teachers were assigned as official umbrella carriers to the Eucharistic Ministers but on the day they did so much more.

As well as soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, getting to see Pope Francis at very close quarters, singing and praying, the girls found time to help countless pilgrims. They were on hand to show people to the correct sections, assist the elderly and help people find first aid tents. The girls showed how responsible, mature and reverent they could be.

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and many of the girls have wonderful photos of Pope Francis along with special memories of the day.  We thank the teachers who accompanied them on this trip.