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St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry

St Clare's Abbey Children Take Part In Christmas Eve Mass In Newry Cathedral

24th Dec 2019

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Boys and Girls from our school are pictured with Archbishop Eamon Martin, Father Desmond Loughran and members of the Scouts before Christmas Eve Mass in Newry Cathedral. The boys and girls re-enacted the Nativity celebrating the birth of Jesus to a packed Cathedral.

Pope Francis wrote an apostolic letter “on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene,” in which he encourages Christians worldwide to continue “the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas” by setting up the Christmas crèche not only in their homes but also “in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares.”

As we contemplate the Christmas story, he said, “we are invited to set out on a spiritual journey, drawn by the humility of the God who became man in order to encounter every man and woman. We come to realize that so great is his love for us that he became one of us, so that we in turn might become one with him.”

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