St Ann’s Cross Symbolises Hope and Victory for Solas Project Kids

By Lynn Glanville

St Ann's Solas Project Cross

A carved wooden Church of Ireland cross made by young people working in The Yard, a programme run by Solas Project, was dedicated in St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, yesterday (Sunday November 16).
The cross will serve to remind parishioners in St Ann’s of the links between their church and the Solas project which have been going from strength to strength. It now hangs in their parish hall.

Solas Project is one of the beneficiaries of the annual Black Santa Sit Out which takes place outside St Ann’s in the run up to Christmas. Parishioners also volunteer with the project, which is a non profit organisation based in South Inner City Dublin.

Solas Finance and Operations Manager,
Clodagh O’Reilly, addressed the congregation on Sunday and spoke to them about the project. “Our vision is an Ireland where all children and young people truly know their self–worth and can take full advantage of their potential.
Solas Project exists because of a fundamental belief that all people are created in the image of God. This leads us to treat every person with compassion, dignity and respect, to seek out the goodness in them and through that empower them to discover their own abilities and self …read more

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