Archbishop letter to Leaving Cert Students

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Archbishop Farrell circulated a letter to all Leaving Certificate Students this week sending his best wishes as they began their Leaving Certificate State Exams. He acknowledged the challenges they encountered throughout the pandemic and he thanked their Principals, Boards of Management, Teachers, Staff, School Chaplains and Pastoral Care Teams who supported the students throughout their studies.

Archbishop’s Letter to Parishioner (Summer Dues) 8-June-2021-To-Leaving-Certificate-Students


Tel 837 3732 Fax 836 9796

8th June 2021

I wish all the 2021 Leaving Certificate students, those who are going through the Predicted Grades System or sitting the written examination every good wish and God’s blessings.

This year’s Leaving Certificate students have been challenged in their preparation for the Leaving Certificate by the Covid pandemic during the school years 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021. I want to thank the Principals, Boards of Management, Teachers, Staff, School Chaplains, Pastoral Care Teams for the dedicated care of our Post Primary Students especially this year’s Leaving Certificate Students.

I am grateful to Minister Foley and the officials of the Department of Education and Skills for the work and support they have given to this year’s Leaving Certificate group. May the Holy Spirit guide and direct the Leaving Certificate students now and in all the decisions they will make about their future.

I pray that Our Lady will protect you all and that St. Joseph, her husband, in this year dedicated to St. Joseph, will watch over you as he protected his foster son, Jesus.

Yours sincerely,

+ Dermot Farrell

Archbishop of Dublin