Bishop Fintan paid his first official visit to St. Caimin’s School on Tuesday 17th April to meet with the Junior Conference of St. Vincent de Paul in the school. On arrival Bishop Fintan was greeted by the school Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, Ms. Claire Knight, School Principal, Sr. Ena, Chairperson of the Board of Management, Ms. Niamh McDonald. teacher and area President of St. Vincent de Paul in Co. Clare, and Ms Sharon Bulfin, School Chaplain. Ms Bulfin, who hosted the gathering, introduced Ms Knight and Bishop Fintan to the group. The gathering was an opportunity for Bishop Fintan to thank the school for their social justice awareness through their involvement with St. Vincent de Paul and supporting the work of Trócaire.

Bishop Fintan presented Ms. Bulfin with a plaque on behalf of Trócaire in acknowledgment of the €86,000 that the school has collected to date for Trocaire. Bishop Fintan spoke about his visits to Malawai and Kenya with Trócaire to see the work which the donations collected at home does in far away places and how it changes people’s lives for the better. The gathering concluded with tea and coffee and a time to chat with Bishop Fintan.