Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels
John 16:12-15
1 Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully. Hearing the ‘right’ answer at the ‘wrong’ time does not help us. We need to be ready and ospen to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact. Perhaps you can recall some occasions when it was the ‘right’ time for you to learn a truth about life. Remember your experiences of growing in understanding and truth.
John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Cemetery Sunday will take place at 3.00pm on the 4th July. Mass in Saggart Church followed by the Blessing of the Graves (weather permitting).

For your diary! The Blessing of the Graves will be as follows
Saggart on Sunday 4th July
Bohernabreena on Sunday 20th June
Newcastle on Sunday 13th June

The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to know it better! Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke every second Thursday.Rathcoole Church at 7..30pm See Notice Board for the next date.

Permanent Diaconate - Last Call
Applications are currently being considered from men between 35 and 60 years of age, who wish to explore the possibility of a vocation to the Permanent Diaconate. Detailed information is available on ww.vocations.dublindiocese.ie .

Applicants must already be active in some form of ministry or service and must be recommended by their parish priest,or another priest of the diocese with whom they have been working closely.  The latest date for initial applications is Sunday June 14th. Enquiries to Fr. Kevin Doran 8087532 or diaconate@dublindocese.ie

Corpus Christi
This year’s Diocesan Corpus Christi celebrations will be held in the grounds of Clonliffe College on June 3rd at 7.30pm. All are very welcome to come along, particularly recent First Communicants.

The evening will include representatives from many Diocesan agencies and organisations and lay groups. There will be music from the Diocesan Music group with the Dublin Brass ensemble. Further information and resources, including prayers, homilies and music are available on www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie and www.iec201.ie

Legion of Mary Annual Commemoration Ceremony
The Servant of God FRANK DUFF, Founder of the Legion of MaryGLASNEVIN CEMETERY Sunday 6th June 3pm Address by Rev. Fr. Padraig O’Cochlain P.P., Ceremony will conclude with procession to the grave of Frank Duff.

Service of Remembrance
ISANDSThe Irish Still Births and neo-natal death society will hold a Blessing of Remembrance service in Glasnevin Cemetery at the Old Angels Memory Garden on Sunday May 30th at 3.00pm. All are Welcome.

Evening in Glendalough
The Office of Evangelisation: and the Church of Ireland will host an Ecumenical Evening Prayer on Saturday 5th June 2010 @ 7pm in Glendalough. This is part of celebrating the Year of Evangelisation and exploring the Gospel of Luke. Parishes, Groups and Individuals are welcome to attend. All information is on www.yearofevangelisation.ie.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Confirmation


Congratulations to the young men and women of our Parish on receiving the sacrament of Confirmation in the Saggart on Wednesday 26th May. Our every blessing goes with you and our deepest thanks go to all who have helped them prepare - parents, teachers and the Parish Team. Our thanks also goes to Fr. Ciaran O'Carroll (Director of Evangelisation and former Parish Priest of Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas) for celebrating the ceremony for us. 


Catholics believe confirmation is one of seven sacraments instituted by Christ. The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is a special outpouring of the Spirit as granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. The bishop lays his hands on the head of each candidate. This is a sign that he is appointing them to be true witnesses to Christ. The bishop prays that each person will receive the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: reverence, understanding, courage, knowledge, wisdom, awe and wonder and right judgment. He makes the sign of the cross on their foreheads with holy chrism oil. This is a sign of strength and a reminder of their commitment to follow Christ even to the cross.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

Seeing your life through the lens of the gospels John 20:19-23

Jesus comes into a room full of fear. Sometimes it is fear itself that makes us close the door on others and on God. Occasionally a person comes along with the gift of breaking through our closed doors, a person who comes to be with us in our fears. Do you have memories of people getting through to you and being with you despite your closed doors? Who brought you peace in a time of anxiety?

Jesus showed his wounds to his friends. Moments of grace can occur when another shows us their vulnerable side, or when we do that with them. Let your memories speak of such experiences to you. John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Blessing of the Graves
Cemetery Sunday will take place at 3.00pm on the 4th July. Mass in Saggart Church followed by the Blessing of the Graves (weather permitting).


The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to know it better! Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke every second Thursday. Rathcoole Church at 7..30pm. See Notice Board for the next date.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic adoration takes place every Friday between 7.30 and 8.30. It is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time in the presence of God. You will be very welcome.

CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARE

If you provide care to a family member, a friend or a neighbour you are invited to join us on Saturday 29th May from 10:30am-3:30pm in The Red House, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.  This is an opportunity for you to receive some care and to participate in the three workshops; Hand massage, Relaxation and Journaling. We will conclude with a Prayer Service.  Please bring packed lunch, tea & coffee available.
Organised by: Dublin Diocese World Day of the Sick & Crosscare Carer Support Proramme. For further information and to book a place please contact Nora Kirrane 01 8360011 nkirrane@crosscare.ie

Corpus Christi
This year’s Diocesan Corpus Christi celebrations will be held in the grounds of Clonliffe College on June 3rd at 7.30pm. Please invite any representatives from your parish who are interested, particularly recent First Communicants to attend.


The evening will include representatives from many Diocesan agencies and organisations and lay groups. There will be music from the Diocesan Music group with the Dublin Brass ensemble. There will be particular emphasis on pastoral preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin 2012. Further information and resources, including prayers, homilies and music are available on www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie and http://www.iec201.ie/

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Congratulations


Every good blessing and go to the students of Scoil Chrónáin Rathcoole who will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend.
Our thanks go to their families and teachers for all their preparation in making this such a wonderful day.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some of the Lastest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels Luke 24:46-53
The Ascension of Jesus was an important growth point for the disciples. Jesus would be with them in a different way from now on. Painful though it was, it was necessary for them to let go of his physical presence and adjust to the new reality. Perhaps you have known similar transition points in your own life. In particular Jesus invited them to be witnesses to the good news of forgiveness. Recall people who have been witnesses to you of forgiveness and reconciliation. What effect did they have on your life? Have you been able to be a witness to the good news of forgiveness in your life? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to know it better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke every second Thursday.
Rathcoole Church at 7..30pm See Notice Board for the next date.

Today Sunday 16th May is the National Famine Commemoration Day Sunday 16th May: We pray for the millions who died or were forced to emigrate at the time of the Irish Famine. We also remember that almost one in six of the world’s people do not have enough food to eat today.

Holy Communion
Every good blessing go to those who are celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion during the month of May. Especially, we pray for the children of St. Mary’s N.S. Saggart this weekend

Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas
We invite current extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist serving Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas to a Re-commissioning Ceremony during the 12.15pm Mass in the Church of the Holy Family, Rathcoole on Pentecost Sunday 23rd May 2010. We are delighted that a number of new Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will also be commissioned on that day.
If there are any Parishioners who would be interested in becoming
an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist,
could they contact Sr. Margaret (086-3467425)
or Sean, our Parish Pastoral Worker (087-0540695)
as soon as possible.

The Blessing of the Graves
For your diary! The Blessing of the Graves will be as follows
Saggart on Sunday 4th July
Bohernabreena on Sunday 20th June
Newcastle on Sunday 13th June

Mass for the Deceased and Past Employees
of the Swiftbrook Papers Mills
Will be held on Sunday 23rd May 2010 at 11.00 am in Saggart Church.
Refreshments afterwards in the Heritage Centre. All are welcome.

COUNSELLING NEARBY
In need of a listening ear?
Perhaps talking to a Counsellor would help?
IACP Accredited Counsellors (male and female) are available
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm at 3 Pairc Mhuire, Saggart, Co. Dublin.
Contact: 087 2824203.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Future of the Catholic Church in Ireland by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin


What do I say about the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland? The sociological data send us mixed signals. Public opinion varies from those who would like the Catholic Church slowly, through its own implosion, to fade into the social irrelevance of private individual choice, to those who would like reform on their own terms, to those who would blindly stay with things as they are, to those who call for renewal through repentance. And there are many other viewpoints.

For more click here

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Some of The Latest News from Our Parish


Seeing your life through the lens of the gospels John 14:23-291

Jesus seeks to reassure his followers in the face of his imminent death. Although he will be leaving them, he promises them the gift of the Spirit. How have you been aware of the gift of the Spirit of God in your life? 2 Remember times of separation from a loved one through change of residence or other circumstances. How has the love between you been a support after the separation? 3 To his followers Jesus promises ‘we will come and make our home with them’. Our God is not a distant God but one who lives in us. What has helped you to be aware of the closeness of God to you? 4 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’ When you have been anxious, who have been the Jesus people for you who were able to calm your anxiety? How did they do this? For whom have you been able to be a calming influence? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

The Gospel of LukeYou have got the Book—now come to know it better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke every second Thursday.
Rathcoole Church at 7..30pm
See Notice Board for the next date.

Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
for Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas

We invite current extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist serving Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas to a Re-commissioning Ceremony during the 12.15pm Mass in the Church of the Holy Family, Rathcoole on Pentecost Sunday 23rd May 2010. We are delighted that a number of new Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will also be commissioned on that day.

If there are any Parishioners who would be interested in becoming
an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist,
could they contact Sr. Margaret (086-3467425)
or Sean, our Parish Pastoral Worker (087-0540695)
as soon as possible.
Blessing of the Graves
For your diary! The Blessing of the Graves will be as follows
Saggart on Sunday 4th July
Bohernabreena on Sunday 20th June
Newcastle on Sunday 13th June

Sacraments
Every good blessing go to those who are
celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion
during the month of May.
Especially, we pray for the children of
Holy Family N.S. Rathcoole this weekend

Mass for the Deceased and Past Employees
of the Swiftbrook Papers Mills
Will be held on Sunday 23rd May 2010 at 11.00 am in Saggart Church.
Refreshments afterwards in the Heritage Centre. All are welcome.

Legion of Mary
66th Anniversary of the death of EDEL QUINN will be celebrated on
15 May at 3.00pm in St. Saviour's, Dominick St, Dublin 1. All are Welcome


Rathcoole Community Centre
will be holding it’s A.G.M.
on the 25th May at 8.30 pm in the Centre.
All are encouraged to attend. Any motions must be left with the Secretary two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.

Presentation
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will speak on
“His vision for the Catholic Church in the 21st Century”.
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. On the 10th May 2010 at 8.30pm

Music, Art and the Eucharist
You are invited to an evening of Music and Art with a Eucharistic Theme in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Saturday 8 May at 8.00 p.m. with the Palestrina Choir and renowned art historian Dr. Eileen Kane. Those who attended Dr. Kane’s workshop on Art and the Eucharist at our recent seminar were bowled over by her insights, theology and examples selected. The Palestrina Choir needs no introduction and so this combination of music and art is offered as spiritual refreshment for the Easter Season in the Year of Evangelisation.

The Irish Youth Choir
Final call for singers 18-28 years to join Irish Youth Choir this summer The Irish Youth Choir (IYC) seeks singers for its dynamic choir as it prepares for its most exciting summer programme yet. So, if you are aged 18 to 28 this summer, fancy spending a week on the stunning University of Limerick campus with up to 150 like-minded young people, followed by your very own national tour, Applicants must be available from Saturday 26th June to Sunday 4th July inclusive. Application form and further information are available from http://www.irishyouthchoir.ie/, http://www.aoic.ie/ or 061 234823.

And Finally
Thank you to all who helped support the Tea Morning
in aid of those with Alzheimers and their families and loved ones.
Mary Clonan.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Latest News of Our Parish

Celebration of the Sacraments
Every good blessing go to those who are
celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion
during the month of May.
Especially, we pray for the children of
St. Martin’s N.S. in Brittas this weekend
and the young men and women
of Scoil Chronain who celebrated
their confirmation last Wednesday.

St. Joseph Young Priests' Society
The next meeting of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held on Friday 7th May at 6.30 pm. All are very welcome.

The Gospel of LukeYou have got the Book—now come to know it better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke every second Thursday.
Rathcoole Church at 7..30pm
See Notice Board for the next date.
Alzheimer's Tea Day
A Day to Remember: Alzheimer's Tea Day 6th May 9.45-12.30 Greenogue Drive
Com to my Tea Day party to help me raise money for people with Alzheimers. Dementia effects almost 44,000 people and touches the lives of countless others. Thank you, Mary Cloonan.

Cemetry Mass
For your diary! Cemetery Sunday in Saggart will take place on Sunday 4th July! Bohernabreena Cemetry Mass will be on 20th June 3pm
Mass for the Deceased and Past Employees
of the Swiftbrook Papers Mills
Will be held on Sunday 23rd May 2010 at 11.00 am in Saggart Church.
Refreshments afterwards in the Heritage Centre. All are welcome.

COUNSELLING NEARBYIn need of a listening ear?
Perhaps talking to a Counsellor would help?
IACP Accredited Counsellors (male and female) are available Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm at 3 Pairc Mhuire, Saggart, Co. Dublin.
Contact: 087 2824203.
Rathcoole Community Centre
Rathcoole Community Centre will be holding it’s A.G.M.
on the 25th May at 8.30 pm in the Centre.
All are encouraged to attend. Any motions must be left with the Secretary two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.

ORLAGH RETREAT CENTRESaturday, 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. (10.00 am to 4.30 pm). 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
For our Chineese Friends
Celebrations to mark the 4th centenary of the death of Matteo Ricci SJ (1610 – 2010): 400 THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF FR MATTEO RICCI SJ – THE WISE MAN FROM THE WEST. Saturday, May 8th. There will be a Conference in Gonzaga College, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 Time: 9.30 - 3.00pm (including lunch) Four speakers will address topics such as Matteo Ricci‘s life and work among the Chinese people, the Church in China today, and the situation of the Irish Jesuits in China today.
Sunday, May 9th: Mass will be celebrated at 12.30 pm in St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St., Dublin 1.
This will be organized by members of the Chinese community in Dublin, with a certain mixture of languages. The celebrant will be Fr. John Sardis SJ, Provincial and the homilist will be Fr. John Hue Lee SJ, Delegate of the Provincial for China. Refreshments will be served in the church corridor after Mass. All welcome.

Second Chance Saturday
2nd Chance, in Westland Row Church, have reached the 5 year milestone and through all of the ups and downs they’re still here.
2nd Chance firmly believes that the way forward is in the Welcome. Come and experience for yourselves on May 8th at 7pm, Westland Row.

An International Mass and Festival of Cultures:will be celebrated in Rathmines church on Sunday 9th May at 6pm.
This is our third year holding this Mass, which is a wonderful celebration
of the life and richness that our many international parishioners
bring to our faith commmunity.