Enjoying the Heatwave
Friends of mine left for Lanzarotte on Monday last and were disgusted to find the temperature there 2 degrees cooler than Dublin, all that money and they could have stayed home! What a magnificent spell of weather we are enjoying, they even tell us that Ireland was warmer than many continental hot spots on several days this week and that’s no everyday occurrence.
Last Sunday weather conditions were perfect for our Family Fun Day in St. Marys. It was great to see the large number of young families who turned out and had a most enjoyable day.
Music was provided by the St. James Brass and Reid Band who entertained us for several enjoyable hours into the afternoon. Thanks to the Lucan Scouts the hungry were fed as they served several hundred Burgers and Hot Dogs to all comers with a big smile to accompany them. The bouncy Castles were a great hit and much energy was burned off by children of all ages. A talented face painter was kept busy all day with an endless line of children all waiting to have their faces decorated. Teas and Coffees were on the go all afternoon as well as cakes and buns by the dozen. The Highlight of the day for the young people was undoubtedly the Magic Show which packed them in to the Marquee erected for the purpose. The whole day was a most worthwhile exercise in celebration of Families – entirely fitting as we wait to welcome Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families in August.
The Day was an initiative of the Parish Pastoral Council and I would like to express thanks to the Council for their time and energy which made the day such a success. Thanks too to the many volunteers who lent a willing had on the day, we are blessed with great parishioners.
We might well make family fun day an annual fixture to celebrate the end of each school year and the beginning of the holiday season. We have some great photos of the day but unfortunately due to new Data Protection regulations we can’t print them here without the permission of each person pictured….
Primary Schools all over are closed this week for the annual summer holidays and we wish staff, pupils, SNA’S and ancillary staff a great summer break. Let’s hope they’ll all return refreshed after the holidays.
Fr. Philip Curran