|Colaiste Choilm Week 9|
St Mary’s Youth Centre’s annual musical took place on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September. This year “Godspell” was our musical.
Godspell was directed by Sr. Jenny, Marie White and Mary Kelly. It was held in St Mary’s Youth centre. Sr. Jenny, Marie White and Mary gave up their time to produce this show. They did it for free, just for us.
Godspell is about different parables in the bible including the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan and the crucifixion of Jesus.
The cast loved it and would like to do it again, for even a day. We’ve lots of memories from it and we grew to become good friends. Most of us miss it.
We got good reviews and it was one of the best shows we have ever done.
The Modern Christmas is the one in the heads of the youth. Seven out of ten students believe Christmas is all about getting presents and that is what it has become.
Christmas is at its core about the birth of Jesus. True, it has its faults but every family gathering does. Families bicker and squabble and somehow the importance of the day is lost. With all the commercialism it seems that Christmas is all about this phenomenal Santa. Every Christmas is the same, Fifa and PES come out, Xtra Vision stick up some vulgar advertisement with Santa’s, sleighs and snowmen and suddenly sales skyrocket.
Just under half of my class has already put up decorations by the ninth. One third have gifts bought three weeks in advance. The topic of presents is the lifeblood of conversation. Not one mention of the birth of our lord, or helping around the house. Instead of spreading good cheer, the festive season brings dread to the hearts of many parents. This Christmas should be celebrated as a religious, not commercial festival, as the 25th comes closer remember that Santa isn’t in the Holy Trinity.
Our class did a survey about the most wanted Christmas presents this year. Our top five were: 1. Playstation 3
Material presents will often be