Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Students and past pupils from Holy Faith, Clontarf have participated in the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes in a private capacity for a many years. Since 2014, we have been fortunate enough to have our school included in the Oblate Annual Pilgrimage.
That year a small group of our sixth year students joined with volunteers from other schools and colleges to bring some eighty-five people with various disabilities and medical challenges to Lourdes and to look after their every need during the five days there.
We are immensely proud of our students who have volunteered to date and gave of their time in the service to the sick and disabled and we hope that this will continue well into the future.
Computer Classes for Older learners
Our TY students tutor an older person from the local community in what they want to do and at their own pace. This programme is linked to Age Action Ireland’s Getting Started programme. Our students also provide tea/coffee and homemade cakes every week.
The older learners bring their tablets and laptops into school or use the school computers. They learn a variety of skills including how to surf the Net, send e-mails, make online purchases, use Skype, set up Facebook, book flights, theatre seats and tee times in golf. They enjoy researching the 1911 Census and one is learning how to Blog.
St Vincent de Paul
The association of Holy Faith with the Saint Vincent de Paul goes back to the 19th century.
Today, the school supports the Annual Christmas Hamper Appeal and the sixth years co-ordinate the appeal with the help of Ms Halpin.
Many of our Transition Year students during their community week, assist in Ozanam House.