2018 was a very busy year in our parish and community. The parish team, parish groups and parish ministries work together in our parish ensuring a welcoming, caring and prayerful environment. Just some of the events arranged by the parish and different parish groups are as follows: Our Lady Crowned welcomed Fr. Laurence Freeman on Aug. 23rd. Fr. Laurence gave a wonderful reflection and prayerful meditation in the church on that evening. Approximately 500 people attended this very successful event. The church was again full to capacity on Sun. Oct 14th for a memorable Finbar Wright Concert. The proceeds of the concert which reached €15,000 went to the provision of supports for the newly established ASD class for children with autism in Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin. Our parish was well represented at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park in late August. The Mayfield bus was full to capacity and everyone enjoyed an historic event. While it was a very long day, everything went on schedule and people were delighted with their pilgrimage. A pilgrimage from Our Lady Crowned and surrounding parishes is planned to go to Loudres from Jun. 10th-15th 2019 with Fr. Michael. Details of this pilgrimage will be provided very soon. All bookings etc will be arranged through the Office of JWT Travel in Patrick St. Thanks to the Parish Finance Committee for their great work caring for the maintenance and upkeep of our church. Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin was officially opened in May 2018. The new school continues to expand rapidly serving our parish and community. Enrollments are very strong for 2019 and beyond. Refurbishment works on St. Killian’s School (previously St. John’s) was completed in August and the school opened smoothly on the 31st August. A further phase of refurbishment is due for completion soon. Additional ministers of the Word and Eucharist completed their preparations during the autumn and were commissioned in November. Our Lady Crowned Parish continues to work with St. Patrick’s/Holy Family and St. Joseph’s parishes in a very strong and successful pastoral area. We wish Canon Dan Crowley the very best as he continues to recover from illness. These are just some of the events along with the celebration of the sacraments of Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation for the children of the area. The church continues to be a special place of celebration and consolation with many christenings, weddings and funeral ceremonies. May Mary, Our Lady Crowned and our patron continue to bless us and we rely on her help and blessing in 2019 as our parish develops and grows. Our Lady Crowned, pray for