St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Pope John Paul II Award

Pope John Paul II Award

The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.

The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.

The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church – in the life of their community and society. It enables young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.

Awards – Gold, Silver & Bronze

Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities – 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Award levels – Gold, Silver & Bronze.

The Papal Cross Award

Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.

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Aug 27
2021
Staff and Senior School Leaders return
Aug 30
2021
1st Year Students Induction Day
Aug 31
2021
5th, 6th Year and LCA’s return students return
Sep 01
2021
2nd and 3rd Year students return
04-Jun-2021
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2021
27-May-2021
TY end of year Showcase
24-May-2021
Over the years the TY students of St. Mary's Secondary School has raised over €100,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin through various whole community events including The World Record High Hell Race and Rock th
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