was a special visitor at St. Aloysius Primary School last week
when the Most Rev Donal McKeown, Auxilary Bishop in Down and
Connor, joined with the pupils and staff to celebrate the
school's 40th Anniversary.
During his time in the school Bishop McKeown visited each
classroom, presenting every child with a memento of their
Speaking about his visit he said: "It is a real pleasure for
me to be here and to sense the atmosphere, the confidence and
the pride that St Aloysius has in just being itself. The strong
link with the parish is a key pillar on which the past and
future of the school community are built."
To conclude his visit Bishop McKeown presented Principal
Patsy McClean with a specially commissioned Papal Blessing
commemorating the school's 40th Anniversary.
In his acceptance of the Papal Blessing Mr McClean thanked
the Bishop for his visit.
"It is a great honour to welcome Bishop McKeown and to accept
this Papal Blessing on behalf of the whole St Aloysius school
family," he said. "His kind words are a tribute to the hard work
of all those associated with our school over the past forty
years and to the contribution and achievement of all the pupils
we have been privileged to educate over this time."