Mercy & Music in the Mall
December 8th 2015 was a special day in the life of Shannon Parish. It marked the first ever Mercy in the Mall initiative. Over 20 priests from Shannon and the surrounding area gathered in Skycourt Shopping Centre to provide an opportunity for people to have a chat, receive a blessing or receive the sacrament of penance. The initiative was well-received with many people turning out to meet the priests. St. Conaire’s School Choir provided a seasonal musical backdrop and performed a wide array of carols and festive songs. 45 singers were accompanied by teachers Audrey Cleary, Sinead White, Deirdre McDonagh and Colm Pilkington. Shoppers showed their warm appreciation of the choir’s contribution to the initiative. Well done to all involved. You can see a selection of photographs from the day by clicking here. Also, you may access a news video on YouTube of the event which features beautiful singing by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?