“All generations will call me Blessed”
To mark the first year the Memorial of Mary – Mother of the Church was inserted into the Roman Calendar for the Monday after Pentecost, local schools and residents of local nursing home attended Mass in SS Peter & Paul’s Clonmel on Monday 21 May.
At the Mass the 5th and 6th classes of the Sisters of Charity and SS Peter & Paul’s NS, Clonmel, led the singing at Mass, proclaimed the Word of God, led the prayer of the faithful and offertory. Residents from the local nursing home in Melview also attended with the help of the Clonmel and District Wheelchair association, along with many local parishioners.
Under the theme: “All generations will call me blessed” this was a wonderful prayerful Mass with the students meeting some of the residents, who recalled the May Altar, and processions from years gone by. There were some lovely comments of Our Lady’s Altar and some of the residents were in tears as they remembered the good old days! It was good for the children to focus on past generations and stories of years gone by and see how the line from the Magnificat, which was sung after Communion, came to life as the generations gathered to celebrate this historic day in the Church.