There was a momentary break in the recent spell of rainy weather as we formally opened and blessed our new pitch in our Junior School playground. To begin the grand opening ceremony, Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ celebrated Mass for us in our Manresa Oratory. We reflected on the special things in life that bring us joy – and prayed that our new place to play would give us many happy memories and allow us to spend time with friends.
Next, we set off for the playground and gathered on the pitch – welcoming parents and carers who were joining us. Fr Gerard blessed the new space, and we sang some hymns that we had been practicing for the past few weeks. It was a joyous moment as the sun came out, allowing us a little bit of time to play on the new pitch.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Mulholland family, the McDermott family, and MKM Building Merchants who made this all possible. We look forward to many happy times out in our new and improved playground!