Two Carrick-on-Suir boys head for Rio de Janeiro

Two members of St Colman’s Youth Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Carrick-on-Suir will travel to Brazil next week to attend the charity’s youth conference and World Youth Day.

Two members of St Colman’s Youth Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Carrick-on-Suir will travel to Brazil next week to attend the charity’s youth conference and World Youth Day.

Brian Kenny and Michael Keegan will attend the meeting of Vincentian Youth in Belo Horizonte north of Rio de Janeiro between July 19 and 21.

The conference’s theme will be “Vincentians, missionaries of charity, let us go to the poor”.

World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro takes place the following week from Tuesday, July 23 to Sunday, July 28 and will be attended by the new Pope Francis. Its theme will be “Go and make disciples of all nations”.

Brian and Michael’s attendance at these events is a great honour for St Colman’s Youth Conference, the parish and the town.