This past Sunday, May 20,2012, saw the official opening of the new Redemptorist House, called ‘SCALA’, in Blackrock, in Cork. Located close to Blackrock Castle, the surroundings of what was formerly known as Castlemahon House are beautiful, with miles of pathway along the River Lee, nearby. It was blessed by the Bishop of Cork and Ross, Bishop Buckley, and officially opened by Minister Simon Coveney. The opening ceremony was done mostly by the great number of young people who are associated with SCALA, particularly through the Meitheal Programme of training for young adults. Scala is primarily a ministry centre for young people. May the Holy Spirit come powerfully on all of the many people involved.
To learn more, click here on the Scala website www.scala.ie .
(‘SCALA’ means steps, in Italian. It is the name of the village in Souther Italy, above Amalfi, where the Redemptorists were founded by Alphonsus Liguori, in 1732. The name is dear to every Redemptorist. The choice of this name for the project in Cork indicates the New Steps being taken together by Young People and Redemptorists.)