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Rejoice Choir Sing In Maynooth College

The Diocesan Youth Choir travelled to St Patrick's College Maynooth on May 29-30th to perform at the launch of the 'Youth Ministry Framework Document for Ireland.  The choir stayed in the college where choir director Fr Peter O'Kane studied for 6 years.  Fr Peter gave the group a grand tour of the college and grounds. 

On arrival on Friday night the choir were invited by a local folk group to participate in a workshop facilitated by Liam Lawton.  The workshop was held in Clane parish close to Maynooth and Liam led the group through his new album 'Healing Songs' The choir enjoyed meeting the youth choir from Clane who very generously provided delicious pizzas to end the day!

Saturday was the official launch of the new document in the Renehan Hall in St Patrick's College Maynooth.  The document was launched by Bishop Donal Mc Keown and present were representatives from many dioceses throughout Ireland. Rejoice opened the proceedings with a traditional piece from Liam Lawton called 'Paidir na Trionide'. This piece is taken from an Irish prayer found in the new document.   Rioghnach Devine sang solo accompanied by Dearbhla Bradley on harp.  The choir thoroughly enjoyed their trip away and they even managed to make a star appearance on RTE news that evening!

The new document for Youth Ministry 'Called Together. Making the Difference.' can be ordered from www.veritas.ie

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