Powerscourt Tomorrow (Thursday): 10 a.m. – Holy Communion in Powerscourt Church.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday – The Kingship of Christ: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer Two.
Mothers’ Union: The AGM will take place tonight (Wednesday) in the hall at 8 p.m. at which we will review the activities of the past year and discuss plans for the coming sessions.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday – The Kingship of Christ: 10 a.m. – Morning Prayer Two.
Powerscourt National School: This year’s musical is ‘The Snow Queen’ and we look forward to performing it in December. All the senior pupils have been cast and we are beginning to learn lines and songs. This musical is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about Gerda’s quest to save her brother from the Snow Queen.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Copies of Altar Lists of the Dead: These are available at the back of the church – please complete and return in envelopes provided. They can be left into sacristy or parish office. Mass is offered on the First Friday of each month for all those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead.
St Mochonog’s: Calling All Volunteers. We would like to provide tea or coffee and refreshments after Mass in Kilmacanogue on certain Sundays and special occasions. We are looking for volunteers to be part of our hospitality team. If you are interested in helping out please contact the parish office at 01 202 1882. Thank you.
Christmas Concert: We are delighted to hear that world-renowned soprano Niamh Murray and Concert Choir will return for another wonderful concert series in St Mary’s on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, The concerts were completely sold out last year, so to secure your tickets early this year you can call Margaret or Joyce in the parish offices Enniskerry 01 276 0030/Kilmacanogue 01 202 1882.
Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 11.30 a.m. every Tuesday in the sacristy of St Mochonog’s. New members are most welcome. Group recite the Rosary on the first Saturday of each month at midday at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link legionofmary.ie to view website.
The next meeting of the Enniskerry History Society will take place at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel at which Carmel Cullen will present her lecture ‘The History of Delia Murphy’ – admission €5.
Until then events which may of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are tonight’s (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Vincent Ruddy on ‘Pre-Famine Dublin: A Calamity Waiting to Happen?’ to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All welcome – entrance €3; Saturdays Local History Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin two, at which the following lectures will take place – ‘No Blood on the Ceiling: the story of Edward Ball’ – Pól Ó Duibhir; ‘Service Terminated; the last Trams from Dartry and Milltown, October 1948’ – James Scannell; ‘Frederick Douglas in Ireland’ – Cecilia Hartsell; ‘Aspects of the Skerries Irish Volunteer Company’s reorganisation’ – Frank Whearity; ‘Remembering Our Referenda: the 1983 Referendum Campaign’ – Mary Muldowney. All welcome – admission free; next Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. November ‘Open Morning Meeting’ of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All welcome – contribution of €4 includes tea or coffee; the 6 p.m. meeting of the Old Dublin Society in Dublin City Library and Archive, Dublin two, at which Ken Finlay will present his lecture ‘Charles Cameron – Saving the City’ The AGM will follow this lecture. All welcome – admission free.
Members and Supporters of the Enniskerry Society are also reminded that the Old Bray Society has published a special limited issue of the Bray Historical Record – ‘First World War Special Issue’ which recalls those from the county who took part in this conflict. Over the counter copies available from the Town Hall Bookshop, 23 Florence Road, Bray.
Further information on the Enniskerry History Society available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
Opening hours for the library located on Church Road, Enniskerry, are – Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members to the library are always very welcome. Please phone 01 2864339 for further information or to renew books.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Operates in Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue and delivers hot meals every Tuesday and Thursday to older people in their homes. It’s an opportunity to connect with the community and provide a hot meal and social contact call to older people in the area. We are looking for volunteer drivers who can give up two or three hours twice a month to facilitate this much needed service. Interested volunteers should contact Maoiliosa Kelly at 086 8322466 for further information.
In attendance for the recent farwell dinner dance for Fr Yusuf Bamai were: (from left) Mrs Elizabeth Oniwona, Aghogho Atiyota, Sr Julie Doran, Victor Oniwona, Fr Yusuf Bamai, Benson Atiyota, Sherman and Fatima Kave, and Fr James Ayuba.