Saturday, July 31, 2010

Congratulations!


Congratulations to everyone who took part 
and to all the Team behind
The 4 Districts Charity Walk
on Saturday 7th August
in Aid of Irish Cancer Society

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

Luke 12:13-21
1 ‘One’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions’, said Jesus. What have you found by experience to be more important in life than possessions? What brought this home to you?
2 ‘Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.’ Perhaps you have seen how greed can lead to trouble in public life, in family life and in the personal life of individuals. What has helped you to guard against greed? What benefits have you experienced when you were less greedy?
3 The message of the parable could be summed up in saying ‘If you want to give God a laugh, tell him your plans.’ Life takes many twists and turns we do not anticipate. When have you found that you have had to change your plans because of unexpected circumstances? What has helped you to be flexible and resourceful at such times? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

National Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock
14– 22 August
Full Details are on the Notice Board
Also see http://www.knock-shrine.ie/novena

The National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place at Our Lady's Shrine in Knock on Sunday, 12th September. All are welcome to attend.  Transport arranged by Barton Transport 01 628 6338 for Dublin/Kildare area.  See http://www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.com/ for full details.

Conference to Celebrate the Year of Evangelisation
Theme: Hail Mary Full of Grace Luke 1:28. Saturday & Sunday the 7th, 8th August 2010, All Hallows College Gracepark, Drumcondra. Booking fee €25 per day or €45 for two days. For further details see full notice on www.dublindiocese.ie or contact: Ms Nolan, 35 Edenmore Green, Raheny, D5 Email: Conference719@yahoo.ie Mobile: Bridie 087 7778179 or Karen 087 6162948
Clonmacnois Youth Festival; 12th to 15th August 2010. Inspiring talks/Live Music/Prayer. Free buses, bring a sleeping bag, Catholic youth event, 16 to 35 year olds. Donation Only. Website: http://www.youth2000.ie/
For more information contact Youth 2000 on Office: 01 6753690 Mobile: 086 302 5442 N. Ire: 0751 4820572
 
Raise the Roof Golf Classic
Our thanks goes to all those who took part and helped organise the Raise the Roof Golf Classic in Beechpark Golf Club last Friday. It is greatly appreciated. All funds will be going to the Saggart Church Restoration Fund.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels
Luke 11:1-13

In the prayer Jesus gave us as a model, the focus is not on getting God to do what we want, but on trying to be open to what God wants: ‘Your kingdom come.’ That openness implies a trust that what God wants for us, is our good. When have you found that you benefitted when you were open to whatever happened and trusted that the Spirit was with you no matter what happened?
In the culture of the Middle East hospitality is a priority. It would be unimaginable not to help a friend. Just so, it is unimaginable that God will ignore our prayer. When you think of the reliability of God what are the images that you find helpful and that encourage you to persist in prayer?
John Byrne OSA (intercom)

Raise the Roof Golf Classic
Our thanks goes to all those who took part and helped organise the Raise the Roof Golf Classic in Beechpark Golf Club last Friday. It is greatly appreciated. All funds will be going to the Saggart Church Restoration Fund.

Conference to Celebrate the Year of EvangelisationTheme: Hail Mary Full of Grace Luke 1:28. Saturday & Sunday the 7th, 8th August 2010, All Hallows College Gracepark, Drumcondra. Booking fee €25 per day or €45 for two days. For further details see full notice on www.dublindiocese.ie or contact: Ms Nolan, 35 Edenmore Green, Raheny, D5 Email: Conference719@yahoo.ie Mobile: Bridie 087 7778179 or Karen 087 6162948

Celebrating Grandparents
Grandparents in Dublin will celebrate the feast day of the grandparents of Jesus with a special Grandparents Mass in Newman University Church, St Stephen’s Green. Mass will take place at 11am on Sunday, July 25th, one day before the feast day of St Joachim and St Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Further details are available on http://www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.com/.

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: takes place from 7th-12th Sept and we are looking for Parishes to nominate sick people who have not travelled as sick before. For further information please contact Geraldine or John in the Lourdes Office 01 8376820.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Raise the Roof Golf Classic

Come join us for our Parish Golf Classic in aid of the Raise the Roof Campaign in aid of the Saggart Church Restoration Fund

Beech Park Golf Club
Friday 23rd July 2010
4 Person Team Tee 10am to 1pm and 2.14pm to 4.15pm
(includes Meals/prizes) Morning e200—Afternoon 300e
Contact Rita Hayes at 4580276 or 087 6898845
Or Eamonn Burke at 4589376 or 087 2059003

All proceeds to the Saggart Church Restoration Fund

For details of the venue click here

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Outings

Two ideas here for outings which I enjoyed recently. They both give great insight into our history. There's nothing to replace actually visiting important places and seeing objects that speak for a past that is remote in one sense but in another, very real sense, is connected to each of us as Irish people today.

Get the Luas from Tallaght and get off at the Museum. To my shame I admit that I visited it for the first time last week. It's a wonderful set of buildings to begin with, laid out round a hugely impressive square, obviously where soldiers trooped up and down in ages past. The exhibition on at the moment is devoted to Irish High Crosses. About six of the Crosses from the 9th century on are arranged in life-sized form in the exhibition space. They are replicas that were made at the beginning of the 20th century. Seeing them all together makes for an impressive sight and you just have to wonder at the meaning of it all, of the crosses themselves, of the monasteries of the time (Clonmacnoise, Monasterboice etc.), of religion then, and religion today.

And talking of monasteries leads to the second idea for a summer outing. We're very nicely situated here in Saggart/Rathcoole (and even more so in Brittas) for getting into the Wicklow mountains. It takes a little over an hour to drive to Glendalough. My wife and I went there recently during the week when it was quiet enough and were amazed that parking (Lower Carpark) is FREE, and that it's only 3Euro into the Interpretative Centre. Again, one cannot but be struck at the wonder of it all, the medieval paved entrance, the round tower, St Kevin's Church etc. And then the High Cross, this time in the Centre, for protection.

So Ireland is there for our discovery over the coming months, the beaches, yes (of course, and may it be sunny!), the golf courses maybe for others, and then quieter places that remind us of our past.

Enjoy the summer wherever you go.

Donal

COMPETITION

QUESTION: What is the name of the High Cross with the cats on it?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Some of the Lastest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels
Luke 10:25-17
1 Today’s Gospel brings us right to the heart of what a Christian life involves: love of God and of neighbour. Jesus tells us that having life both now and in the future is the fruit of living in a spirit of love. How have you experienced the power of love given and received to be a source of life and vitality?
2 With media today we are brought face to face with suffering, poverty and hunger so vast that it can engender a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. What the parable challenges us about is how we react when we come face to face with a person in need. We may sometimes try to avoid getting involved. Recall when you overcame this reaction and reached out to help. What did that do for you, and for the other person?
3 Bring to mind the people who have been an inspiration to you by the care and attention they have given to others. John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Raise the Roof Golf Classic
Beech Park Golf Club
Friday 23rd July 2010
4 Person Team Tee 10am to 1pm and 2.14pm to 4.15pm
(includes Meals/prizes) Morning e200—Afternoon 300e
Contact Rita Hayes at 4580276 or 087 6898845
Or Eamonn Burke at 4589376 or 087 2059003
All proceeds to the Saggart Church Restoration Fund

4 Districts Charity Walk
"The Organisers of the 4 Districts Charity Walk are pleased to announce the date for this years Event. It will take place on Saturday 7th August and all are welcome to participate. The format is the same as last year, with a few interesting updates. This year we will be joined by the FM104 RoadHog, The Rathcoole Perk Coffee Shop and Go Karting for the kids. All the kids stuff is free and Adults can by their Tickets from Ticketmaster by phone or Internet.
All the details are on our new website - www.4DistrictsCharityWalk.com. The tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster for security reasons and no cash will be accepted on the day.
This year we are aiming to smash our World Record, with 10,000 Walkers the Target!!!!! So book your tickets early and we look forward to seeing you there. If you can't make it on the day due to holidays, please buy a ticket to show your support, it is all for a worthy cause."

Newcastle Parish Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock
All are welcome to the Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 18th July
Cost: Adults 20e Students/Children 10e
Contact for booking Maureen Kenny 01 4589977
Rita Doolan 01 4589481
The Collection Point will be at the Poitin Still
Full details are on the Notice Board

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: takes place from 7th-12th Sept and we are looking for Parishes to nominate sick people who have not travelled as sick before. For further information please contact Geraldine or John in the Lourdes Office 01 8376820.

Heart of St. Camillus Visit to Ireland July 2010
Patron Saint of the Sick
and Those who Care for them.
Thursday July 15th Mater Hospital 1.00pm Mass
July 16th Pro-Cathedral, 7.30 Mass

Conference to Celebrate the Year of Evangelisation
Theme: Hail Mary Full of Grace Luke 1:28. Saturday & Sunday the 7th, 8th August 2010, All Hallows College Gracepark, Drumcondra. Booking fee €25 per day or €45 for two days. For further details see full notice on www.dublindiocese.ie or contact: Ms Nolan, 35 Edenmore Green, Raheny, D5 Email: Conference719@yahoo.ie Mobile: Bridie 087 7778179 or Karen 087 6162948

Blessing of the Graves
Thank you to all who took part in the blessing of the graves last Sunday. Thank God the weather was kind to us. Be assured that your loved ones always remain in our prayers.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blessing of the Graves - Saggart Cemetery

You are very welcome to join us for the annual blessing of the Graves in Saggart Cemetery

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



Unfortunately, due to financial cut-backs, the Council have not cleaned up the graveyard in time. It is far from ideal. Of those who will attend, we ask of your patience.

Some of the Latest News of our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
1 Jesus sent out his disciples on a mission to let people know ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Recall when you have reached out to another in word or in deed to help them realise that they were cherished, perhaps by a word of sympathy or encouragement, or by giving a hand with a difficult task. What was it like for you to experience yourself as a person bringing help and encouragement to another?
2 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. When have you found it beneficial not to be working alone, but with another by your side? What difference did it make to how you felt, or to what you were able to achieve? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

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

Unfortunately, due to financial cut-backs, the Council still have not cleaned up the graveyard in time. It is far from ideal. Of those who will attend, we ask of your patience.

4 Districts Charity Walk

"The Organisers of the 4 Districts Charity Walk are pleased to announce the date for this years Event. It will take place on Saturday 7th August and all are welcome to participate. The format is the same as last year, with a few interesting updates. This year we will be joined by the FM104 RoadHog, The Rathcoole Perk Coffee Shop and Go Karting for the kids. All the kids stuff is free and Adults can by their Tickets from Ticketmaster by phone or Internet.

All the details are on our new website - www.4DistrictsCharityWalk.com. The tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster for security reasons and no cash will be accepted on the day.
This year we are aiming to smash our World Record, with 10,000 Walkers the Target!!!!! So book your tickets early and we look forward to seeing you there. If you can't make it on the day due to holidays, please buy a ticket to show your support, it is all for a worthy cause."

Pilgrimage to Lourdes
We welcome back all those from our Parish on pilgrimage to Lourdes —by all accounts it was a wonderful few days.

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: takes place from 7th-12th Sept and we are looking for Parishes to nominate sick people who have not travelled as sick before. For further information please contact Geraldine or John in the Lourdes Office 01 8376820.

Newcastle Parish Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock

All are welcome to the Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 18th July
Cost: Adults 20e Students/Children 10e
Contact for booking Maureen Kenny 01 4589977
Rita Doolan 01 4589481
The Collection Point will be at the Poitin Still
Full details are on the Notice Board

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

The local branch will be having its monthly meeting next Friday
at 6.30 in Rathcoole Church.
All are welcome.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Welcome home to all  our Pilgrims who where in Lourdes during the past week. We hope that you enjoyed your time at the Grotto and prayed for us as we prayed for you.