The Rector Writes
I was pleased to announce in May the appointment of a new curate, Rev. Eugene Griffin. He has just completed his Masterís Degree in Theology from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.
Over the past year, since he was ordained deacon in Christ Church Cathedral, he has been working in Rathfarnham Parish. Eugene is married to Joanna, who is a singing teacher.
Eugene will be coming to us in September, after his ordination to the priesthood (at a service to be arranged). Eugene comes to us with a wealth of experience. He worked for many years as an accountant. I look forward to working with Eugene. I hope that he and Joanna will be happy with us in Castleknock, Mulhuddart and Clonsilla (you will see a letter from Eugene later in this issue).
Sunday Club: Both Castleknock and Clonsilla Sunday Clubs had their prize distribution on May 25th. The children took part in the service through the readings, prayers and the sermon.
In St. Brigidís, Castleknock, a presentation from the parish was made to Beryl Stone who is retiring as Sunday Club co-ordinator. Beryl has given faithful service to the Church in her 35 years of ministry amongst children. Many children and young people have benefited from Berylís teachings. Indeed, she developed a Sunday Club course which was used both by Castleknock and Clonsilla. We thank God for her contribution to the life of the church, which I am sure, will continue.