To mark Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Larry Duffy, Bishop of Clogher visited Mount Lourdes Grammar School, bringing a message to the young people that their life is special and they should live it to the full.

On Friday, January 31, Bishop Duffy was welcomed to the school by Monsignor Peter O’Reilly PP, VG, Chairperson of the Board of Governors, and by Mrs. Sinead Cullen, Principal and Head Girl Bronagh Duffy. Bishop Duffy was accompanied by Deacon Martin Donnelly and by Dr. Gary Carville, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Clogher.

During the visit, Bishop Duffy met with staff and students including the student liturgy committee and fundraising committee.

He also visited some Key Stage 3 classes including a technology and design class where the students instructed the Bishop in the use of some of the technology equipment.

The visit ended with a prayer service involving students from Mount Lourdes Grammar School, St. Joseph’s College, St. Fanchea’s College and St. Micheal’s College.

Speaking to The Impartial Reporter during his visit to Mount Lourdes, Bishop Larry Duffy explained that he was there to listen, to meet and encourage the students in their faith and throughout their life’s journey.

Sharing his message for the students, the Bishop of Clogher said: “The particular message is the message of everyday, to the young people, that your life is special, it was God’s gift, look after it and live it.

“Don’t live anybody else’s life, live your own life to the full.”

The theme of Catholic Schools Week was ‘Living in harmony with God’s creation’ and this was reflected in the events and activities held during the week.

These included the inter-generational dimension of education and its importance in handing on the Catholic faith today.