Volunteers commissioned in Gardiner St.
Eighteen Slí Eile volunteers were commissioned at the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass on 20 June for their upcoming work in Jamaica and Zambia. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated the Mass with Donal Neary SJ. The volunteers had been preparing for the last eight months, under the guidance of Slí Eile team member Debbie Moore. A further group of school-leavers are preparing to go to South Africa and were represented by Fr Terry Howard SJ and two of their group. Archbishop Martin encouraged the volunteers, reminding them that Christ’s question “Who do you say that I am?” is answered in words of faith and in actions of love and service. At the end of the Mass, the congregation registered their appreciation of the Archbishop’s courageous leadership in the Dublin archdiocese with a burst of applause.