Deanery Mass unites Islington headteachers

The mass celebrated the beginning of a new academic year and was performed by a very special visitor.

The Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Reverend George Stack, came all the way from Wales to lead the Deanery Mass. As an Aloysius Alumnus, His Grace could strongly relate to the ethos of our school and expanded on it in a thought-provoking sermon. He made the case for having the courage to go deeper and search for guidance within, in a world that focuses more on the surface and the distractions of ever louder and fast-moving environments. The Bishop mentioned the Swiss psychoanalyst C.G. Jung, whose work centred around the profound wisdom we all carry inside us, even if it's buried under layers of worries and anxieties.

The Mass was enjoyed by staff from all Islington Catholic schools, united around the Archbishop in the picture above. Paula Whyte, headteacher of the host school, extended warm wishes to her colleagues for a blessed and fruitful new academic year.