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Youth determined to ‘let it shine’
Over 50 young people from Cappagh parish, Co. Tyrone led their parishioners into Holy WeeK

Picture: Mary Rafferty

Davog McCafferty

Last Sunday April 9, over 50 young people from the parish of Cappagh in Co. Tyrone led their parishioners and the wider community into Holy Week with an evening of music and reflection on the ‘Way of the Cross’. 

Christ The King Church in Strathroy, Omagh was packed to capacity as the participants of the Pope John Paul II Award delivered an inspiring and thought-provoking re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross, narrated by Anna Nugent who provided powerful and hard-hitting reflections on the stations and how we, as Catholics in 2017 can apply the teachings of Christ to our everyday life. 

Christ the King Youth Choir provided thoughtful and uplifting musical interludes throughout the service which added to the reflective nature of the evening. 

The Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown paid tribute to the amazing faith and witness of the young people involved in the liturgy and highlighted that the message of Christ is well and truly alive in the parish of Cappagh. 

Many of the members of the congregation who had travelled from near and far were touched and moved by the liturgy of the evening and the prayerful way in which the young people delivered the service.

On the night, Christ the King Youth Choir, launched their CD, ‘Let It Shine – Songs Of Faith’ which includes many timeless hymns, some praise and worship songs, traditional instrumentals and a sung version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. 

Within minutes of the service ending, the CD had sold out! More copies are on their way and if you would like to order a copy, please contact the Cappagh Parish Office at the Parochial House, Killyclogher Road, Omagh or call 028.8224.3375 (from RoI, 048.8224.3375). You can also find the choir on Facebook at 

The choir will also be leading the musical ministry at the Divine Mercy Service in St Mary’s Church, Killyclogher on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23 at 3pm.