On Wednesday 7th November, five girls from St Aidan's Parish and Colaiste Brid, Enniscorthy were awarded with the St John Paul II award for their contributions to their school and community. The awards were presented by Bishop Denis at a ceremony at the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. These five girls were among many young people who received awards on the night.
The Pope John Paul II Award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them. The Award was launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Most Rev Dr Giuseppe Lazzarotto on 7th November 2006 in the Diocese of Derry, Ireland.
The Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.
The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church – in the life of their community and society. It enables young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.
Pictured below are those from St Aidan's who received the awards: (left to right) Aoife Kinsella, Paige Mitchell, Catherine Moitie, Isabella Dyl and Ciara McNally.
Below the picture is a link to an interview with Aoife, Catherine and Isabella about their awards:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW: