Student Councils and Prefects of Diocesan Colleges Gather for First Meeting

On 31st January 2018, feast of St John Bosco, the student leaders in each of our three Diocesan Colleges – the College of the Immaculate Conception, Summerhill, Sligo – St Cuan’s College, Castleblakeney and Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone made history by meeting for the very first time to spend a day of reflection with each other. The day was facilitated by the retreat team based at the De la Salle Pastoral Centre Castletown, Co Laois under the leadership of Derek Doherty. Bishop Kevin Doran addressed the gathering and with Father Michael Duignan joined the students afterwards for lunch. Similar initiatives aimed at building up a sense of family and common purpose among the three secondary schools under the patronage of the Diocese of Elphin are planned for the future.