A WORD FROM WILLIAM
On the 27th March we had Andrew McCormack of CMS come to talk to us on the CMS Lenten project building ‘Church’ in Burundi. Christianity is growing so fast that they don’t have enough trained clergy or buildings. Our Good News Club hosted tea and coffee after the service for the project and raised in excess of €300
Our Girl’s brigade company had their display on Saturday 2nd April. It was an excellent display and a very enjoyable afternoon. Thank you to our Captain Carol Fox and her staff for all the hard work they do with the girls throughout the year.
The following day was Mothering Sunday and I would like to thank Janet and Regina for the lovely posies they made for the ladies in the congregation.
On Sunday 10th we were delighted to welcome David Williamson of Spirit Radio who talked to us about his healing experience and about the radio station. After almost having his elbow blown off in a bomb blast up North he was told by three different hospitals that his arm needed to be amputated as it would be useless yet he has full power of it today.
On Thursday 14th I attended the ITT’s club and societies awards dinner. It is good to see young people involved in the social end of the college. We are very gratefully for the income derived from the rental of our hall to the college – long may it last.
We had our usual evening services during Holy Week. On Maundy Thursday we had a joint service with the Marthomas (Indian Church who are in full communion with the Anglican Church. They have Orthodox roots and they use our church for worship on a regular basis).
While the service was longer than usual it proved to be an interesting experience.
The church was beautifully decorated for Easter Sunday and I would like to thank Janet Edgely and her band of helpers for all their work and artistic flair in making the church look so special for our Easter celebrations.
At the point of writing these notes I have just returned from a study tour of Berlin, examining the roots of the Holocaust. I think the one thingI learned from the trip was that it isn’t sufficient for a few good people or individuals to stand up against wrong doing but it is up to the community to act together in order to prevent such atrocities as the Holocaust from happening again.
It is that time of year again when the dreaded exams are already here or looming. I would like to wish all those sitting second and third level exams every success and best wishes for their future endeavours.
God bless William
On Sunday 17th April we had the baptism of Neidín Amy Sargent, baby daughter of Derek and Sylvia. We welcome Neidín into Christ’s flock and pray for her and her family as she begins her Christian life.
Our annual display took part on 16th April and was enjoyed by all. Well done to all the boys and staff who worked so hard to get everything ready for the night. This year the Anchor boys did figure marching for us for the first time and did really well. Junior and Company sections performed their dramas excellently as well as entertaining us with great vaulting and drill. Our inspecting officer was Sean Skehan from 10th Dublin Co. and we hope that he , along with his wife Sharon and their two children enjoyed their evening with us.
Awards on the night were as follows:
Anchor Boy Cup...Jason Hughes. Laughlin Trophy..
Oisin Mc Mullen. Junior Section Bible Shield...Joshua
Barrett. Junior Section Cup...Jonathan Hughes.
Captains Shield ...Ogaga Nwagigira. Squad Cup...
Anthony Nwanze. Recruot Cup...Adam O'Rourke.
Company Section Bibile Shield...Ogaga Nwagiriga. Laughlin Millenium Shield...Paul Aylward . 100% attendance trophies to Sam Kelly, Jonathan and Daniel Parkhill.
Company Section went on a Dodder Walk on Good Friday, starting at the The Point Luas stop and finishing at Templeogue. It was a pleasant day for walking and along the river at Ballsbridge, the boys met with a photographer who had spent three weeks at the same spot, waiting for a Mrs. Fox to present her new cubs . On that day, as the boys arrived, Mrs Fox obliged and the photographer in turn, got his long awaited photo which was printed in the Irish Independent and The Examiner.
We held our AGM on Monday 11th April at which Valerie Deverell thanked the Treasurer, Secretary, Committee and tea ladies for their work during the
year. We are so pleased to see the numbers attending our monthly meetings has increased and we look forward to planning our programme for next year with some members of committee.
SAOIRSE are ever grateful for our monthly donations which we will continue. Thank you to all who donate nominated products so faithfully every month. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
For May they would like anti-bacterial hand wash, which we will collect from you on Saturday 21st May - our outing date to Omagh and Ulster American Folk Park.
On 8th April club members and friends had a most enjoyable evening at the Annual Bowling Association dinner in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.
Our AGM is on the 10th May at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. All members are urged to attend.
The club will be closed form the 10th May until September, date to be arranged.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season and see you all back in September, ready for a new bowling season.
The photographers came on April 1st & after all the individual & family portraits were completed the whole school posed for a photograph in the hall. We had great fun getting everyone into the proper position and the finished result was well worth the effort!
All the classes completed their skipathon during the first two weeks in April and funds were raised for the Irish Heart Foundation.
Ms Morrow’s class had the most amazing time on their Dublinia and Viking splash tour. They learned a lot about our city while having great fun at the same time!
The junior and senior infants went to Newgrange Farm just before we broke up for our Easterbreak. They loved visiting all the animals and they even had to help the farmer push histractor up a hill!
The third term has started on May 3rd and we have lots of activities planned so let hope the weather stays fine.