St Audoen’s Cornmarket, 10.00 Eucharist (every Sunday)
St Catherine & St James, Donore Avenue, 11.30 Service of the Word (Eucharist on the first
Sunday of the month)
Remembrance Sunday at St Catherine & St James
There was an Act of Remembrance and Service of the Word at the Church of St Catherine & St
James addressed by Fr John Hannon on Remembrance Sunday. To quote from St Teresa’s Parish
website: ‘November is a month when we traditionally remember those who have gone before us.
It is also the month when the end of the Great War (1914-1918) is commemorated. For a number
of years the 35th Dublin, Donore Avenue Scout Group has supported our Church of Ireland
Parish of St. Catherine and St. James in their Remembrance Service. The 35th Scout Group
proudly supports all inter-faith services which remember those who died in conflict. The names
of the men on the plaques wall in St Catherine and St James Church were our neighbours in the
general area who died in the war. They will be remembered on Sunday along with all those who
were lost in conflict and war.’ We were glad to welcome many friends and visitors, including
members of the Warbrook family, whose relatives’ names are recorded on the war memorials.
Everyone was moved by the Scot leader John Lawlor’s singing of ‘the Dublin Fusiliers’ with its
refrain ‘And in my dreams I see them still, come marching down the years, the boys who stood
beside me, in the Dublin Fusiliers’. Thank you to Margery Bell for looking after the poppies.
St Audoen’s Church
The ringers were shocked and saddened when a message was brought to the belfry by one of the
Visitor Centre guides that on of their number, Theresa Nolan, had died suddenly. She was a very
regular ringer at St Audoen’s and St Patrick’s Cathedral. There was an impressive ceremony at
Whitefriar Street Church with fine music and singing. Tributes were paid by members of the
family. Handbells were rung in the porch before and afterwards.
From RIP.IE: ‘Nolan, Theresa, (New Bride Street, Dublin 8, and late of Kiluppan, Ahascragh,
Co. Galway), November 3rd, 2023, unexpectedly at home. Dearly missed by her brother
Michael, sister Bridie, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends and neighbours. Pre-deceased
by her brother Gerard and her sisters Julie and Ita. Rest in peace.’
Revd Dr. Viji Varghese Eapen
Dear all, as the dean announced, ‘For his thesis titled, “Collaborating with Subalterns: Dialectical
Explorations for a Just and Inclusive Church”, Viji Varghese Eapen’, the President of the DCU
conferred the Doctor of Philosophy on me. A truly humbling experience! All I could say was
‘Sola Gratia’. Although the viva was over in January 2023, after which they call us ‘Dr.’, my
convocation was held in October. As our Head, Dr. Patricia Flynn, put it, “Convocation is a
public affirmation of everything that has happened in private, no matter how difficult the
journey.” Because I thanked everyone in my post-viva Facebook note. I won’t say it again.
However, I must express my gratitude to two people: Dr. Ethna Regan, my excellent Supervisor,
and Susan George my wife, who has suffered greatly for me… for this moment.
Holy Trinity CSI Dublin Congregation
More delays for Donore Avenue community centre
The schedule for fixing up and re-opening the council-owned Donore Avenue community centre
had been pushed back again, Councillor Máire Devine said at the 18 October meeting of the
South Central Area Committee. “It did say November to have a tender done by. But now it
seems to be March next year. It’s very disappointing.” Council managers did not respond or
comment. Devine also asked about progress on fixing the broken lock on the outer door to a
council-owned apartment building near the community centre. “It’s known that that spot is a safe
spot to congregate because there’s no lock,” she has said. “There’s no safety for residents at all.”
The council-owned community centre on Donore Avenue in the south inner-city has been sitting
vacant since an accidental fire started there in June 2021. In an area already blighted by
dereliction associated with the stalled regeneration of the council’s St Teresa’s Gardens flats, the
loss of the centre has meant the loss of community services, and a vital community hub. Taking
this long to renovate a small building is just inexplicable, Karen Jordan, the principal of the local
St Catherine’s National School, said in late September. “If the canteen in the council offices
burnt down, it’d already be replaced,” she said.
Canon Mark Gardner Tel: 01 454 2274 Mobile 087 266 0228
Diocesan Lay Reader: James Kilbey
Organist: Olesia Borsuk
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