Friday, October 18, 2013

Communion trumps One Direction

From The Church Times-

ALMOST 50 years after another boyband laid claim to being "more popular than Jesus", a Roman Catholic school in Ireland has decided that, despite clashing with a One Direction concert, the date of its pupils' first holy communion should not be altered.

Pupils in the Second Class (age seven to nine) of Gaelscoil an Ráithín, in Limerick, are due to make their first holy communion on 24 May next year, when One Direction are to perform in Croke Park, in Dublin. Families of pupils with tickets to the concert asked whether the school could change the date.

On Thursday of last week, the school said that all parents had been balloted on the matter: "The result of that ballot has been overwhelmingly in favour of retaining the original date. Staff, parents, and children of Gaelscoil an Ráithín look forward to preparing for this very special celebration next May."

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