Pastoral - Clongowes Wood College

Fr. Jim Corkery S.J. to speak at Grammar Parent Day

6th January 2014

This year, the Grammar Parent Day will take place on Sunday 12th January 2014, as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Jim Corkery S.J. will be our guest speaker. Fr. Corkery S.J. is associate Professor of Theology at the Milltown Institute, Dublin.  In 2009, he published Joseph Ratzinger’s…read article

Duck Push helping kids

20th November 2013

2012-13 saw the Clongowes Duck Push marking its twentieth birthday and we managed to give it a perfect celebration with another successful push in aid of Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Earlier this month a delegation of boys from last year’s push visited the hospital where Jack Gillespie presented a cheque for €73,000 to Dr…read article

“November Remembrance” Tree

18th November 2013

You may have noticed a little addition to the concourse recently. It is indeed a tree but you will be happy to know NOT a Christmas tree (not just yet!). As the sign indicates, it is a “November Remembrance” Tree. Following on from All Souls day which, we celebrated on November 2nd, traditionally we have…read article

The Camino will provide

15th November 2013

Over the course of the recent mid-term break the Headmaster, Fr Moloney, and some companions commenced the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. On ‘the way’ he was reminded, in quite a practical manner, of how the Camino and the Lord, will always provide… I will never forget the Spanish village of Uterga. I arrived there…read article

Remembrance in Enniskillen

11th November 2013

Since 1979 Clongowes has had a proud association with Portora school, Enniskillen.  The twinning of both schools represented a very concrete step in promoting understanding and acceptance of both traditions on the island.  Every remembrance weekend, Clongowes travels to Portora to attend their annual commemoration service and lay a joint wreath in honour of the…read article

Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

8th November 2013

Mr. Noel Mason is leading this year’s Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal here at C.W.C. Take a few minutes out to put together a Christmas Box and give a needy child the Christmas they deserve. Follow the instructions below and when you’re ready just drop off your Wrapped Shoebox to Mr. Mason or to his…read article

Live the Fourth: Poetry Kairos Retreat

10th October 2013

The annual Kairos Retreat was opened by Fr. Moloney in the Boys’ Chapel on September 24th after which the retreatants continuined on their journey to St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for its duration, before returning to where it all began for the final liturgy and ceremony directed by Fr. Sheil on September 27th. Our Rhetoric leaders…read article

Lourdes Pilgrimage

1st October 2013

On the 7th of September, six Rhetoric students – Milo Rooney, Tom Cantillon, Martin Sutton, Sam Messayeh, Dara Corbett and Jeff Gibbons (left to right above) travelled to Lourdes as part of the annual Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage. They were accompanied by Mr. Francis Marron (on the right) and GAP student, Daniel Sheehan (left). Here School Secretary, Tom Cantillon (School…read article

Kids helping kids: Duck Push 2013

25th September 2013

With the Clongowes Duck Push marking its twentieth birthday this year we managed to give it a perfect celebration with another successful push in aid of Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Having done quite a substantial amount of fundraising prior to the actual push gave us great motivation going towards the main event. Our entire…read article

Kairos Retreat commences

24th September 2013

The annual Kairos Retreat commenced on September 24th in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concludes on the 27th  in the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes. This is the 15th year of the Kairos model, which originally took place in Clongowes during the first school break, but for the past three years has chosen St. Patrick’s College as its venue….read article

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