May 18, 2006

Eucharistic Liturgy to Celebrate Catherine McAuley

Celebrating 175 years since the founding of the Sisters of Mercy

Music rehearsal before the Mass began

Gathering in St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row

Sr Ethel Bignell, Administrator Mercy International Association and Sr Adele Howard, Fraynework Multimedia

Sr Anne Hannon, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Catherine McAuley

Preparing for reading the Prayers of the Faithful

Some of the sisters in the congregation at Westland Row

Sr Breege O'Neill, Leader of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy and Sr Denise Fox, President of Mercy International Association

Flags of the Mercy world are carried in the entrance procession

Sr Breege O'Neill officially welcoming the people to the Mass in St Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin where Catherine McAuley prayed

The assembled congregation praying

Prayers of the Faithful

Offertory Procession

The congregation joins in the singing

A section of the assembled congregation

Sisters attending at Mass

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the Leaders of the nine Mercy Congregations which form Mercy International Association

Front L to R: Srs Nerida Tinkler, Denise Fox, Philomena Bowers, Dolores Magee, Mary Waskowiak, Helen Harding
Back L to R Sr Breege O'Neill, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Sr Lourdes Amascual, Sr Patricia Bell,

Music at Mercy International Centre to round off the celebrations

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