The week of December 7 – 11 was a busy time around the Heritage Centre at Mt. Sion. On Monday the 7th, the Brothers’ community at Mt. Sion gathered with David Gibson for a day of reflection and planning at Grace Dieu Retreat Centre in Waterford. In the evening, the Advent Scripture Reflection Series continued at the Centre, conducted by scripture scholar Fr. Michael Mullins, P.P. at Ballybricken.Wednesday, December 9th was a particularly active day.
The I.S.U. Teenage Integration program in conjunction with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul sponsored “We Are One”, a combined choir celebration and concert in the Chapel. Nine youth choirs from the area, including our own I.S.U. choir joined together to present a morning of song and music followed by a social in the dining room. At the same time, a group of students from C.B.S., New Ross visited and were given of tour of the museum, grounds and Chapel by members of the staff. The Youth Ministry staff managed to conduct a successful retreat with students from Carrick on Suir amidst all the other activity at the Centre.
We also enjoyed a “farewell visit” from Rosalie Quinn, outgoing Province Medical Coordinator.As always, the I.S.U. (Information and Support Unit) receives a steady stream of people to the Centre throughout the week to participate in the English language and computer skills classes which are offered by the I.S.U. volunteers and staff.