Children from Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Ballinacurra Weston, joined in a joyous celebration of Christmas at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The event was attended by the young and young at heart and organised by the Weston Youth Committee with support from community groups and Strategic Innovation in Education (SIE).
Fr Damien of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, said; "The event included carols, sharing memories of Christmas and local people pledged to use their talents and time for the good of their community. The Weston Youth Committee painted and decorated the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine for the occasion. Senior citizens of the area, Johnny Gardiner and Mary Moran spoke of their positives experiences of the community and their hopes for future."
"This community-led event also represents the flowering of a union between the parish and partners in the UL led Strategic Innovation in Education group. This is the beginning of something extremely positive and we look forward to this relationship bearing future rewards for the Weston community."