The Parish was constituted on 9th April 1943 from Dolphin’s Barn and Terenure. On the 9th April 2018, the actual 75th anniversary, we’ll have the usual Mass at 10am with a small celebration afterwards in the Pastoral Space. We hope our schools and other Parish Groups will be involved.
The Jubilee celebrations will extend over the following months with our main celebration being the Jubilee Mass celebrated by the Archbishop on Saturday 9th June at 6.30pm, including recognition of Outstanding Service to the Parish followed by Refreshments in the Pastoral Space. If you would like to nominate anybody you feel should be recognised publicly for significant service to the Parish please notify their name and contact details to the Parish Office stating clearly why you believe they should be honoured also identifying yourself and your relationship to the nominee.
April 22 – 27: Parish Pilgrim age to Assisi, Rome and Gennazanno, Shrine of Our Lady of Good Counsel, accompanied by Canon John.
Friday 18th May: Jubilee Concert in the Church organised by Irene Winters and the Parish Choir.
Wednesday 23rd May: ‘Drimnagh for Life’, an evening of Intercessory Prayer led by Sr. Briege McKenna OSC for the continued protection of unborn life in Ireland by the retention of the 8th Amendment.
Other proposals for marking the Jubilee are: Family Fun Day with the Residents Associations, Souvenir Fridge Magnet,, New Signage for the Church, Painting of outer doors and resurfacing of Church grounds, New Sound System,World Day of the Family events, Special edition Newsletter, Choir CD , Plant a Tree, Special Anniversary Christmas Card, Mass Card and Postcard, Prayer Book, Memories Card, Calendar, Photobook or Album of Drimnagh, video of Inside of Church, Parish Directory. A Supper Dance in Our Lady’s Hall. Details of all above will be released as soon as possible.
If you have any other ideas of how to celebrate this significant anniversary in the Parish please contact Pat Conway or Mary Lennon through the Parish Office. We need many volunteers to get involved to organise events. If you can contribute in any way marking this significant Jubilee please talk to Canon John, Fr. Dave or any of the APrish PAstoral Council.