Despite the occasion, Paschal said he was not nervous.
"The mass was brilliant and so I was really taken away by that so I didn't really think too much about the speech," he said.
"As the days got closer, as certain events started to take place it just dawned on me a little more how massive this event is and how much this means for us as Catholics.
"As I was coming out I was thinking 'wow, this is the time where potentially I could get nervous' but after receiving communion I thought 'if this is Christ I've just received what can I not do'.
"So I came out and thought 'I'm going to do my bit and let God do the rest."
After addressing Pope Benedict XVI, Paschal had the opportunity to talk briefly with him.
"He really was a warm and gentle man," he said.
"I guess from a distance he may look quiet, but as I came up to him he said 'well done' and we had a nice handshake. I was a bit lost for words as you can imagine.
Paschal was one of 130 young Catholics to meet the Pope
"I asked him to give me a blessing and then afterwards, when we were taking a picture, I was telling him a little bit about myself and what I'd like to do in the future and he said 'I'll pray for you.'