'Throwing Shapes'
 Junk Kouture 2017 in St Kilians: Robyn Earls wearing 'Throwing Shapes' that she designed with ...

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Benjo is Top Student
Benjo Meriado was chosen as Best Student in Religious Education at Presentation College and received...

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Spirit of Pres is Alive and Well
The Spirit of Pres week in Presentation College represents the history of the Presentation Brothers....

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Loreto Helps Barnardos
by Andreea Rotaru, Loreto College Bray  Barnardos is a children's charity. They work with vuln...

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Junk Kouture
'Suit Yourself',  an outfit created by students of St.Kilians Community School has reached the ...

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Lourdes Fundraisers
A pancake sale and a hoodie day areamong fund raisers organised by the RE Department of St.Kilians C...

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'Throwing Shapes'
Benjo is Top Student
Spirit of Pres is Alive and Well
Loreto Helps Barnardos
Junk Kouture
Lourdes Fundraisers

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Kings and Us

 
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The Gospel message is for everyone. This is the point which Matthew is making in the colourful episode of the Visit of the Magi. They are Gentiles,they do not belong to the Jewish people, and they foreshadow the Gentiles who are open to Jesus later in the story.
They are brought to Jerusalem by their scientific observations, but need the Jewish scriptures to fulfil their quest. Herod reminds us of the Pharaoh of the Exodus, who saw in the growth of the Hebrew people a threat to his throne and the stability of his country,and Herod will adopt similarly extreme measures to deal with this perceived threat.
Throughout the two chapters which comprise the Infancy Narrative of Matthew, God communicates with the main character, Joseph, through dreams, and here the infant Jesus is saved from Herod by another such divine intervention with the Magi. Bethlehem is the town traditionally associated with King David, and the priests quote the prophet Micah as identifying it as the place from which the Christ, the Messiah will come. All of these references to the Old Testament underline that God’s plan for human beings is being realised in the person of Jesus. The symbolic gifts announce themes which Matthew will develop in the body of his gospel: Jesus’ kingship (gold), his divinity as the Son of God (incense), his redeeming death on the cross and burial (myrrh)
 
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Here is the Gospel reading for this weekend:
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Pres presents Toys to SVP

Young  people in Bray know  the true spirit of Christmas. Thpressvpey have been collecting toys, raising funds, singing carols and helping  senior citizens with their shopping as they prepare for Christmas Day.
 Students from Presentation College Bray presented toys to the St Vincent de Paul: Pictured at the hand-over are  Donal Murray, Anne  Murray, Cillian Colloy, Sárán Fogarty, Doreen Roche, Mary Fleming, Bernadette Linny. Front: Ibrahim Osman, Ahmed Osman, Josh Downes, Eoin Cleary, Stéphane de Bairead, Leonardo Quadros
 

There IS a Santa

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ in a stable at Bethlehem, we have a wonderful opportunity to be kind and  generous to all those we meet or live 

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with, in the true spirit of Christmas.
Many years ago this letter was sent to the Editor of an American newspaper. The reply from the Editorsays all there needs to be said about that  spirit of Christmas.
 
DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
 
VIRGINIA O’HANLON.
115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.
 
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
 
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
 
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Bumper Jumper Day at Loreto

Students at Loreto Bray donned their favourite Christmas jumpers to raise funds for SVP.
Pictured are Emma Nolan, Ciara Murphy and Andrea Farrelly organisers of the Photobooth,jumpers3
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Bray scores at Google

 preshacksConor Kelly, Lochlann Megannety and front: Pearse O'Neill, Killian Taylor and Jack Lawlor from Company Entry Level,  Presentation College Bray who came 2nd the Hack Access Weekend at Google.

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