Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to it know better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke on Thursday 29th April
Rathcoole Church at 7.30pm

Friday, April 23, 2010

Some of the Latest News of our Parish

World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Pope Paul VI instituted the World Day of Prayer for Vocations (the 4th Sunday of Easter) on the 11th April 1964 by saying;

“O Jesus, divine Shepherd of the spirit, you have called the Apostles in order to make them fishermen of men, you still attract to you burning spirits and generous young people, in order to render them your followers and ministers to us” (Pope Paul VI launching the 1st Word Day of Prayer for Vocations)

We pray for all those who dedicate their lives in service of others and the church. In particular we pray for those who may be considering priesthood or religious life.

“Priestly ministry brings satisfaction, again not the satisfaction of security, but the satisfaction of following the path of Jesus which opens to light and hope, the satisfaction of serving others”.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

If you wish to find out more about priesthood or religious life, see http://www.priest.ie/ or why not contact Fr. Eamonn Bourke at
vocations@dublindiocese.ie or at 01 8574198

Year of Priests: Visit of the relics of St. John Vianny
Monday April 26th
Church of St John Vianney, Ardlea.
Mass 12.30pm.
Holy Hour followed by
Evening Prayer 4.00-5.00pm.
You are very welcome to come along.

The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to know better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke on Thursday 29th April
Rathcoole Church at 8.00pm

First Holy Communion
Every good blessing go to those who will be celebrating
their first holy communion during the month of May.
Especially, we pray for the first group from St. Martin’s N.S. in Brittas
who will join us next Sunday at the 11.00 am Mass.

For your Diary! Cemetry Mass!
Cemetery Sunday in Saggart will take place on Sunday 4th July! Pass on the word
The Annual Bohernabreena Cemetery Mass Will take place on Sunday 20th June at 3pm.

An Invitation from Kilcullen
Kilcullen are hosting a Youth Week April 18th-25th. We would love for parishes in the locality to come along and join in the fun and learning with us. We have a broad range of speakers and activities taking place during the week. Most notably, we have Mr Tom Kendzia (famous church musician and composer) joining us from America on Tuesday 20th April. This workshop, along with others is open to the general public and not just young people or Kilcullen parishioners.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 087-1774357 if you would like any info on our Youth Week or would like to book for any of the workshops. We look forward to having you along on our faith journey!

ORLAGH RETREAT CENTRE
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Feeling hassled? Under pressure? Anxious about the future? You are invited to a DAY FOR YOURSELF in Orlagh Retreat Centre, on Saturday, May 8th. The theme for the day is Finding God and God’s Peace Within. The day will be led by Dr. Bernadette Toal and Fr. John Byrne and will start at 10.00 am and run until 4.30 pm, with the option of staying on for Mass at 4.30. Take time out for a few hours of quiet, relaxation, prayer and refreshment. Cost €50 (including lunch)
For further information or bookings conact Fr. John Byrne OSA, Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16. Tel (01) 495 8190; Email info@orlagh.ie

Mass Cards
“Mass Cards” - or cards that indicate a special intention being offered in the Eucharist— are available from the Parish Office and the sacristies of the church .Please be careful where you buy ”Mass Cards”. It is important to know your donation is going where you intend.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

From the Newsletter: April 18th 2010


On Today’s Gospel
Do You Love Me?
Such a simple, yet stinging question. An inquiry that strikes at the heart of any relationship. Do you love me? This is a challenge that cannot be wished away, faked or ignored. It is a question that demands an answer, one of trust and reassurance.
Do you love me? Yes, Lord, we love you. Help us to love each other.
(from http://www.word-sunday.org/)

Year for Priests: Visit of the relics of St. John Vianny
Monday April 26th Church of St John Vianney, Ardlea. Mass 12.30pm. Holy Hour followed by Evening Prayer 4.00-5.00pm.

The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to know better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke on Thursday 29th April
Rathcoole Church at 8.00pm

Thank You!
Thanks to everyone involved the Raise the Roof/Raise your Game benefit night hosted by the Dublin Gospel Choir! It was a wonderful event enjoyed by ayll.

For your diary!
Cemetery Sunday in Saggart will take place on Sunday 4th July! Pass on the word

St. Martins NS Parents Association Quiz Night
In South County Golf Club
On Friday 23rd April at 8pm
Cost €10 per head
All Welcome

Vocations
St Patrick's College Seminary: is hosting an Open Day on Good Shepherd Sunday, 25 April 2010 for men discerning priesthood. No bookings are required and the day begins at 230pm with a brief intro and a film entitled 'The Day in the Life of a Seminarian' made by the seminarians in Maynooth last year. Testimonies and a tour of the college included. Day concludes with 5pm Mass and a supper. It is an opportunity for men discerning this sometimes confusing path, to come and meet like-minded fellows that have taken the 'plunge' and see how the formation process for priesthood works.

Vocations Ireland: invites you to join them in prayer and reflection on our Christian call on Saturday 24th April at one of the following
Venues; Glendalough 6pm, Clonmacnois 5pm, St. Brigid's Well, Kildare 5pm.'

Monday, April 12, 2010

Raise your Spirits with the Dublin Gospel Choir


Join Us for a Wonderful Night of Music!

It is guaranteed to be a great night, following in a recent tradition of fantastic nights of music in Saggart Church.

In aid of both the Raise the Roof Campaign (in aid of the Saggart Church Restoration Project) and Raise you Game (in aid of St. Mary's GFC), The Dublin Gospel Choir will be hosting a night of music. Come along and 'Raise Your Spirits'!

Venue - Saggart Church
Date - Saturday April 17th
Time - 8.00pm

To read more see http://www.dublingospelchoir.com

Saturday, April 3, 2010

From the Newsletter: April 4th 2010


HAPPY EASTER TO ONE AND ALL!
Our thanks go to all who participated and helped in organising our Easter Ceremonies.

Risk is usually associated with live-threatening stunts or gambling on the stock market. Risk-takers act in absurdly dangerous ways. Their economic future or life itself can be on the line. So, a bit of safety tempers risk. The prudent person can hedge a risk. The wise person mixes safety with risk, chance with certitude.
Yet, many risks cannot be tempered. Some events in life can take us beyond a point of no return. The choice between safety and risk are clear. The risk to reputation, place in society, and life itself cannot be denied.Faith in the resurrection was one of those risks for early Christians. People gossiped about and plotted against those who held Jesus rose from the dead. The idea was so absurd and laughable, non-Christians thought, that those who believed should be ridiculed and shunned. Even persecuted. But that did not stop the faithful from spreading a message that shocked the world.

17th April: A Date to Remember
RAISE THE ROOF/RAISE OUR GAME!
The Dublin Gospel Choir will be celebrating in song at Saggart Church
in aid of Church Funds
and St. Mary’s GAA club
It will be a night to remember!

Dublin Catholics give generously to Haiti Collection
Funds raised for Haiti at Masses in Dublin last month have already been distributed and are helping with the relief and rebuilding effort. Mass goers gave over €1.3 million euro to help Haiti in a special collection in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Recruitment of Parish Pastoral Workers:
The Archdiocese of Dublin is currently recruiting for Parish Pastoral Workers to work in the Diocese.For full details, brochure & application form see the diocesan website ww.dublindiocese.ie