Open Day Mass for 800 in 8 languages
18 priests celebrate as the heavens open
Co.Kildare, 15 August 2013
Lifting voices in song
Today’s great day dawned in sunshine and ended in rain, but high spirits were undampened. The traditional Open Day Mass at every International Summer Camp for the Young Disabled was celebrated by 18 priests in a packed hall – 800 guests, helpers, volunteers, friends, special visitors – and many languages.
A babel of languages and a riotous noise level!
In the afternoon the heavens opened and all the outdoor activities were quickly moved inside. Fairground games, bouncy castles, food stands, arts and crafts – all thoroughly enjoyed amid a babel of languages and a riotous noise level. There was even a visit from the Army and the Irish Costal Services Search and Rescue helicopter. The festivities ended with the Lebanese team – by now the Camp’s resident performers – singing joyously for the crowd.