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Dedication of Studies Mass

Dedication of Studies Mass Photograph

Student servers prior to the annual Mass for the Dedication of Studies for St Mary’s University College, which was held at St Paul’s Church.

 

Front row: Danielle Scally, Noeleen Cosgrove, Claire Kearney, Nicol McArdle, Catherine Dunleavy

Back row: Aidan Forker, Daineal McBride, Conor Clarke

 

During his homily Rev Dr Eddie McGee said:

 

"As a college community, we gather here today in St Paul’s Parish Church around the altar of God at the beginning of a new academic year. This annual celebratory Act of Dedication of our studies not only marks the beginning of another academic year in which we invoke the blessings of the Holy Spirit on all who are gathered here, but also speaks of our shared identity as a faith-based community engaged in the common pursuit of human and intellectual development.

The language of 'mission' is integral to the life and work of St Mary’s. Mission calls for creativity and vision, for entrepreneurship and courage. Ultimately, mission is about having a sense of identity and living out that identity with purpose in the service of others. Mission therefore involves community outreach, strengthened by the values of citizenship, in the quest towards the common good."