Edmund Rice Week 2014
From Tuesday 29th April to Monday 5th May
Edmund Rice Chapel, Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford
ALL ARE WELCOME
|Tuesday 29th April – 8:00pm
Mass: Fr. Thomas Rogers
Speaker: Br. Stephen O’Gorman, FPM
|Wednesday 30th April – 8:00pm
Mass: Fr. Pat Fitzgerald
Choir: Gospel Choir from St. Pauls
Speaker: Fionnuala Knox
Thursday 1st May – 8:00pm
Mass: Msg. Michael Olden
Choir: Edmund Rice Choral & Musical Society
|Friday 2nd May – 8:00pmTaize Prayer
Choir: Waterford Peace Choir
Speaker: Dr. Phil Brennan
|Saturday 3rd May – 8:00pmMass: Fr. Michael Enright
Speaker: Teresa O’Regan
|Sunday 4th May – 10:00amMass: Fr. Michael Mullins
Choir: Waterford Male Voice Choir
Monday 5th May – 10:00am
Mass: Fr. Liam Power
Choir: Cathedral Youth Choir
Speaker: Br. Dominic Sassi, CFC
Profiles of contributors to the Edmund Rice Week of Prayer 2014
Br. Stephen O’ Gorman FPM:
Native of Limerick.
Primary school teacher in Birr, Greenmount, Old south Mon, Glasthule and Killarney.
Mission work in Peru.
3 years as Province Leader.
6 years as Congregation Leader.
Presently Director of the Edmund Rice Heritage and Study Centre, Mardyke, Cork.
Voci Ladies Choir
Founded by Anne Barry in 2005.
Chairman 2014 Anna Maria Doyle
Musical director for the last 2 years is Fintan Scanlon.
(B.A. Music at WIT, M.A. University of Limerick, Violin teacher and choral conducting)
(voci means voices)
Fr. Tom Rogers P.P.
Parish priest of the Holy Family Parish.
From St. John’s Park,
Educated in St. Declan’s and De La Salle College, St. John’s College and the Angelicum University, Rome.
Chaplain to the Order Of Malta.
St Paul’s Gospel Choir
Going for 8 years.
Patsy Sheridan is the conductor.
Ben Browne is the Musical Director.
Specialises in Hymns of Praise and Worship and “a little bit of Gospel”
26 members who perform at the 11.30 Mass every 3rd Sunday in St.Paul’s.
Native of Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny.
Educated at Kimacow National School, Ursuline Convent, Waterford and St. Patrick’s Drumcondra.
Working as a Primary school Teacher in Gaelscoil Phort Láirge.
Fionnuala has been a Leader in the Waterford “Eddie Rice Camps” for 7 years.
Fr. Pat Fitzgerald P.P.
Parish Priest St. Paul’s and Butlerstown.
Born in Kilwatermoy, Co Waterford.
Grew up in Faugheen, Co. Kilkenny.
Educated at Carrick-on-Suir C.B.S., St. John’s College.
President of Roanmore G.A.A club.
First appointment was to St. John’s Parish where he lived in New Street.
His mother is from Callan.
The Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society
Founded in 1966/67 by past pupils of Mount Sion (all male)
Now it has evolved into an all-female choir, but is open to male members.
Formerly took part in musicals and operettas.
There is a strong social aspect to the choir now with concerts and charity performances.
In 1996 the choir sang at the Beatification of Blessed Edmund Rice in Rome.
Mount Sion is their home base.
They have participated in the Edmund Rice every year since their inception.
Chairperson is Olive Blackwell, and their Director is Catherine Power.
Monsignor Michael Olden.
Native of Cappoquin, Co Waterford.
Attended Mount Mellary College where is father was a teacher.
He has been Parish Priest in Kilsheelin and Kilcash, Ss. Peter and Paul’s, Clonmel and Tramore and Carbally.
He was previously professor of Church History in Maynooth, and in 1977 succeeded the Late Tomás Cardinal Ō Fiaich as President of Maynooth.
Now retired he has recently written The Life and Times of Patrick Comerford O.S.A.
Comprises of three friends: Jackie Hutchinson, Annette Howley and Rachel Breen. Their accompanist is Siobhn Keappoch from Co. Meath. They have been singing together for 12 years. They are all former members of the ERCMS. They came together to sing harmonies.
Fr Michael Enright
Native of Abbeyside.
Educated at Dungarvan C.B.S. and St. John’s College.
After ordination he spent 4 years as chaplain to Irish emigrants in London (Westminster Cathedral).
Then he served in Ring, Ballylaneen, St. John’s (17 years), Ballylooby, and 10 years as P.P in Stradbally.
He is now retired for 7 years and lives in Tramore.
She is a native of Cork City and now lives in Carrigaline.
She spent 3 years as a secondary Teacher in Scoil Mhuire, Wellington Road .
She is a self-taught artist and has had several exhibitions.
She originally concentrated on portrait paintings so she was a bit surprised to be asked to do the triptychs for Callan and Mount Sion. The fruit of her labours are now on display in the Grosvenor Room, Mount Sion and in the Conference Centre Callan.
She is a sister of Br. Jim Donovan cfc.
Fr. Michael Mullins
Born in Carrickbeg and educated in Carrick on Suir C.B.S., St. Kieran’s, Kilkenny and Maynooth.
Also studied in the Angelicum University, Rome.
Was professor of Scripture Studies in Maynooth.
Has written books on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and The Acts of the Apostles.
Presently Parish Priest of Trinity Without, Ballybricken, Waterford.
The Waterford Male Voice Choir
Started in 2001 by Tony Kavanagh, Des Kelly, Pat O’Reilly and Gerry Rushe.
Niall Crowley was the first musical director.
Cian O’Carroll is the present MD.
The choir is about 60 strong.
This year they sang in the Vatican, The Irish College in Rome, and Monte Cassino.
Their accompanist is Cecelia Keogh.
Br. Dominic Sassi
Born in Sunderland and educated in St. Aidan’s College.
Dominic has taught in Gibraltar and Birkenhead.
He was headmaster in Stoke on Trent, and St. Edward’s, Liverpool.
He worked as a Formator in Ledsham, Cheshire, and Lusaka, Zambia.
He has been Provincial of the English Christian Brothers. He served on the Congregational Leadership team in Rome.
On May 4th 2014 he was commissioned as a member of the European province Leadership team.
The Cathedral Youth Choir
Have been around for 30 years.
They sing in the Cathedral every second Saturday evening.
Their director is Caroline Reid-O’Brien.
Caroline, Valerie, and Pat are available for solo singing at weddings and funerals.