“Normally you would have had graduation ceremonies and Masses, and I know how much you miss not having those important moments in your school life. This has been an extraordinary year and a particularly extraordinary couple of months,” said Bishop Denis Nulty.
Jason Evert has reported that his message has been able to reach tens of thousands more people than he would have been able to reach with a few talks in Ireland.
“It is aimed at giving the students a sense of hope and encouragement but also a sense of calm and control over their exam process ... and to remind them of the idea that God is with them,” said Andrea Lynch, a youth minister at Knock.
“We knew there were a lot of students in dire straits,” Fr Shay Casey told Catholicireland.net. Those who receive the food have been identified as being “on the margins”.
"At this profoundly painful time I pray for those who have died, and ask also for prayerful support for their grieving families, fellow students and loved ones.”