The Knock Youth Ministry team hosted a very special annual schools day for all fifth-year students in the diocese in St John’s Rest & Care Centre, Knock on January 29th. The day as always was a great success with very positive feedback shared from the students and teachers who attended. The theme of this year’s programme ‘Merciful like the Father’ offered students a great opportunity to learn more about Pope Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy, which started on December 8, 2015, and continues until November 20, 2016. The guest speaker on the day, Fr Alan Neville, MSC, delivered a very engaging talk on ‘The Year of Mercy – inviting students to reflect on how they might bring mercy into the world by their every-day words and deeds. The students were also introduced to worship through song with the help of “Elation Ministries” – a Christian rock band considered to be one of the best in the country. The day also involved icebreakers by the Cork based Net Team, prayer, testimonials, share groups and much more….It was a great day had by all.