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RTE celebrates two birthdays

clongowes_01.jpgBarney McGuckian SJ had the rare pleasure of looking up to his altar boys as he celebrated a televised Mass for the 120th birthday of the Sacred Heart Messenger, and the 100th of the Pioneer Club. The venue was the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes, where the status of altar server is reserved to senior boys. RTE cameras caught the beauty of the place, both in- and outdoors, and the unusual visual of over 400 devout boys in uniform, singing like angels.