Hope for Christmas

This week some members of our year group helped to check and pack Christmas presents at Team Hope’s Depot at nearby Peamount Hospital in Newcastle. (See info@teamhope.ie for more information…

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Pilgrims’ Progress

On Wednesday the 7th of September, four Rhetoric students – Conor Galvin, Ben Messayeh, Sean McCrohan and Daniel Lumb (left to right above) – travelled to Lourdes as part of…

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A View from the Basement

Last week RTÉ1 Television broadcast a documentary on the life and work of Peter McVerry SJ. The title is ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the basement’. Including extensive interviews with Peter himself…

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60 years and counting

It may have crossed Fr Michael Sheil’s mind yesterday morning as the gentlemen of Rhetoric applauded him along the corridor of the 1966 Building to the Concourse where the school…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

Lourdes Pilgrimage On Wednesday the 7th of September, five Rhetoric students – Charles Coonan, Conor Galvin, Sean McCrohan, Daniel Lumb and Ben Messayeh – will travel to Lourdes as part…

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Morning Glory

Last Thursday School Captain, Conor Galvin (pictured above with his predecessor, Conor Slattery) delivered a Morning Prayer in which he mused on the true nature of tragedy in our world……

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And so it begins…

As they tucked themselves into the front rows of the Boys’ Chapel on Friday, it probably didn’t occur to the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2022 that the year they will…

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Following the Way

Last month forty seven pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the birthplace…

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More Choral Success

Singers from Clongowes Wood College once again enjoyed success, this time at the Navan Choral Festival. The organisers decided to merge various underage categories into one competition, so Matthew Cassidy…

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Grandparents’ Sunday

Next Sunday (April 17th) there will be a special Sunday Eucharist in Clongowes to celebrate all Grandparents of the students and community in the College. We would like to invite…

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Parents’ Retreat

There are still some places available on the  one-day retreats for Parents / Guardians that will take place on Friday 8th April and Friday 22nd April in Glendalough Co Wicklow.…

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John Paul II Awards

Congratulations to the five students from Clongowes, who received their Pope John Paul II Awards from Bishop Denis Nulty in Askea Parish Church, Carlow during Catholic Schools Week. They were…

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Mother’s Day Mass

This Sunday March 6th to mark Mothers Day, we will celebrate in a special way all mothers at our Sunday Eucharist in the Sports Hall at 11 am. Hall. We…

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Novena of Grace

The Novena of Grace is a centuries old tradition and is one of the main Jesuit devotions worldwide. It was first held in Dublin in 1712 and takes place in…

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Lenten Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 24th February we held our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by Mr Niall Leahy SJ the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm…

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