Dear Friend(s),


 It is celebrated by Fr. Denis McBride and the Team at Redemptorist Publications in England. It was specially commissioned for the feast this year, as a way of helping all of us in the Presentation Family to unite spiritually at this time of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Please share the link as widely as possible among family, friends, the extended Presentation Family and others who may be interested.

We are very grateful to Fr. Denis and the Redemptorist Team for gifting us with this Mass for our feast.

Please let us know if you pray and share this Mass. I will be happy to pass on to Fr. Denis and Team any responses or feedback we receive from all over the Presentation world.

As you pray, you might also remember to pray for Jimmy Horgan, a young First Year student of PBC Cork, who died in a tragic road accident yesterday afternoon. R.I.P. We pray for Jimmy, his grieving family and the entire PBC school community at this time.

With kind regards,

Here is the link:

A reflection from Dr. Frank Steele, Director of C.L.E.O.

A reflection from Dr. Frank Steele, Director of C.L.E.O. Dr. Steele sends a reflection every month to Lux Edmundi (The Light of Edmund). This is a group of Catholic Teachers, committed to working in the tradition of Blessed Edmund RICE.

The November reflection has many challenging points, which will be of interest to many, especially those in the school apostolate. Note, in particular, the distinction he makes (quoting Bennis) between leadership and management. It echoes some of the learnings from our Emmaus Conference.

Thanks to Dr. Steele for sharing. 


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VIDEO – Sunday Mass from Redemptorist Team in the U.K

See attached Sunday Mass from the Redemptorist Team in the U.K. Play at a time of your choosing.

This is a lovely Mass and Fr. Denis McBride always gives a good sermon/homily. Please share with others who may be interested. It may offer some spiritual support to people through these challenging times.

ZOOM L.E.A.F. Project programmes over coming months

Please see attached some programmes from the L.E.A.F. Project, which will be offered on Zoom over the coming months.

You are welcome to share this information with family, friends and others who may be interested. It is a very diverse programme and hopefully there is something there to appeal to many different people.

Thank you for your support. Remembering you and your loved ones in prayer as we live through these challenging times.


This week, but for Covid 19, the Edmund Rice Action Camps would be taking place. The first camp took place in August 1998, a week after the Omagh bombing, which was a very troubled time in the history of our country.

The Camps have taken place every year since then and,sadly,this is the first year they could not take place.

The fact that E.R.A.C. was sustained and developed over this time is a tribute to the wonderful leadership and commitment of Anne Cleary, her team of mentors and the young leaders themselves. See attached a brief note from E.R.A.C. Anne would say that one of the secrets of its’ success has been the ability to mentor successive teams of leaders over the years. Many have helped,in particular, Brenda Moriarty (now Principal, Coláiste and Spioraid Naoimh), Br. Ultan and Declan Davis, who have been involved from the beginning. Eileen Griffin in MSJ has provided secretarial assistance and beautiful certificates each year.

So, there is a certain sadness among the mentors and young adult leaders that you are not engaged this week in the mission you do so well. Hopefully, next year, you will be back in action! However, today we send you congratulations and best wishes. The ‘pause’ this year provides us with an opportunity to give thanks for all you have achieved.

THE L.E.A.F. PROJECT is very happy to be associated with E.R.A.C. We are grateful for all the support we receive from you and more generally from the community of Colaiste an Spioraid Naoimh. Your participation in many of our key gatherings, such as Young Voices of Faith at Nano Nagle Place and the Welcome Event for Bishop Fintan at the Mardyke, was a special gift to us.
Keep up the good work and best wishes for the future!

Rath Dé ar an obair. Beir bua!
Br. Martin.