Monday, April 25, 2011

Oh Happy Day! Happy Easter!

Thank you to everyone who participated and enhanced our Easter Cermonies.

Every Easter Blessing on you and yours.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Easter Triduum: Full details on our Easter Timetable

We are really looking forward to seeing you as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus as a Parish Community.  Why not think of the coming days as a simple retreat where we follow in the footsteps of Jesus.


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Reconciliation Service Rathcoole:
Tuesday 19th April, 8.00pm
Individual Confessions:
Saggart - Good Friday After 3pm ceremony and Holy Saturday 12 Noon - 1.00pm
Rathcoole - Good Friday After 3pm ceremony and Holy Saturday 11.00 - 11.45am
Brittas - Good Friday After 6pm Stations

The Easter Triduum
Holy Thursday: 21st April
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Saggart: 8.00pm
Rathcoole 7.00pm

Children’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Rathcoole 4.00pm

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Good Friday: 22nd April
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Saggart: 3.00pm
Rathcoole 3.00pm

Stations of the Cross
Saggart: 7.30pm
Rathcoole 12.00 Noon (outdoors)
Brittas 6.00pm

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Holy Saturday: 23rd April
The Easter Vigil
Saggart: 9.00pm
Rathcoole 9.00pm

Liturgy for Polish Community
Swiecenie Wielkanocne 2.00pm
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Easter Sunday: 23rd April
Masses at usual Sunday times

Holy Week Parking in Saggart

Due to a major event taking place in Citywest Hotel from April 15-25, it may be difficult to find parking around Saggart Church during this time, especially during Holy Week and Easter.

Easter Triduum as Gaeilge

The Easter Triduum Ceremonies will be celebrated as Gaeilge in Castleknock College Chapel, Castleknock at the following times:
Holy Thursday 7pm
Good Friday 7.30pm
Holy Saturday 9pm

Sunrise on Easter Sunday

Fr. Martin Hughes will celebrate Mass on Killinarden Hill (near Tallaght) on Easter Sunday at sunrise at 6am. There will be no Mass at the car park, Killakee Road. Further information, please contact 086-8012386

Some of the latest news of the Parish

Monday Lent Prayer Finished
The Monday Night Prayer for Lent in Rathcoole Church has concluded. Grateful thanks to Sr.Margaret.

Divine Mercy Sunday
There will be a Dvine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour in Rathcoole Church on Sunday 1st May from 2.30 - 3.30pm. All invited Rathcoole Ministers Recommissioning On Holy Thursday, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (7.00pm) we will have the recommissioning of the Ministers of the Eucharist for Rathcoole Church. As many ministers as possible should attend

Newbridge Musical
Newbridge Musical Society are staging ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (Rice - Lloyd Webber) in Newbridge College Theatre Mon. 25th - Sat. 30th April at 8pm. Tickets (€15/10), Tel. 045-842655.

News From Around The Diocese

Beginning Experience: is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through Death, Separation or Divorce. Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss. Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide? Seeking help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge – not weakness. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. Next residential weekend will be held on 20th- 22nd May 2011, in All Hallows College, Drumcondra. For further information please contact 01-6790556 or email bedublin@gmail.com

Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme: If someone you love is having difficulties with alcohol, drugs, gambling, internet and you feel isolated and alone dealing with this, we can help support you. Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme (DAP) is hosting a ‘Significant Other Support Group’ This will be: a support to you…a safe place… a non-judgemental forum…a place where you and others, who are going through similar concerns can get together and talk.For Further information please contact Gerard or Susan at 01 8360911 Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme
The Red House
Clonliffe College
Dublin 3
Ph: + 353 (1) 8360911 / fax: 01 8367166
Mobile: 085 8194118
Email: gkelly@crosscare.ie
www.crosscare.ie
www.drugs.ie

The Sevens Last Words of Christ: Good Friday, St. Paul’s Church @ Smithfield, Arran Quay, Dublin 7. On Good Friday evening in St. Paul’s, there will be a performance of Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ with scriptural reflections. Beginning at 7.30pm – all are welcome!

Latin Mass Holy Week: The Holy Week ceremonies will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form (Latin, 1962 Missal) in St Kevin's, Harrington St, Dublin 8. Tel. 4751506

A SYMPOSIUM ON LOVE: You are invited to join the Avila community for a SYMPOSIUM ON LOVE on Saturday, April 30th from 9.30 a.m. till 4.30 pm.
With speakers: Dr. Vincent Twomey, ‘Love: Passion or Virtue’: Dr. Annette Goulden, ‘Love and Sexuality’ : Dr. Nicholas Madden ocd, ‘Mystical Love’
Keep the day free – it promises to be both enlightening and relaxing! Morning, Luncheon, and Afternoon tea will be served throughout the day. If you wish you may bring your own ‘packed’ lunch to accompany the tea/coffee/biscuits served at lunch time.
Suggested donation is €20.00, although all monies will be graciously received. Ph: 01 643 0200 or E-mail: avila@ocd.ie Website www.ocd.ie

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Welcome

Dalai Lama to Speak in Citywest
The 14th Dalai Lama will speak at the Possibilities 2011 Summit in Citywest Hotel on Wednesday 13th April. The event is all-ticket, and it seems that tickets sold out very soon after they became available. There will be a live webcast of the event from 9.45am on http://www.possibilities.ie/

We welcome such a renowned spiritual leader to our community.

Some of the Lastest News of Our Parish

Monday Night Prayer for Lent

Don’t forget, there is quiet and meditative prayer every Monday night during Lent 7.30 - 8.30pm in Rathcoole Church, led by Sr.Margaret. All welcome.

Eadestown Choir Concert

Eadestown Church Choir will give a concert with the Baldonnel Singers in Eadestown Church on Sunday 10th April at 7.30pm. Admission is €10. Further information and tickets can be obtained by contacting Eadestown Parish. eadestownparish@gmail.com

Lough Derg Day Retreat from Our Parish

A day retreat to Lough Derg will go from the parish on Saturday 7th May 2011. The fare of €75 includes Coach Fare, Morning Tea and Scones, Boat Fare, Lunch on the Island and Dinner on Return Journey. Depart Rathcoole Church Car Park 6am Sharp; Return 10pm approx.

Phone Phyl 01-4580709 or 087-2062863

Annual Charity Walk

The Organisers of the Annual Charity Walk are pleased to annouce that this years Walk will take place on Saturday 25th June and we would be delighted to see you all back in Rathcoole Park that day. The Format is the same as last year, with some old favourites such as the FM104 RoadHog and Zorbs returning, in addition to new attractions which include Water Zorbs, Hot Air Ballooning, Bungee Trampolines and Climbing Walls. The tickets will be on sale locally in advance of the day and we will continue to keep you updated in the weeks to come.

Easter Triduum as Gaeilge

The Easter Triduum Ceremonies will be celebrated as Gaeilge in Castleknock College Chapel, Castleknock at the following times:
Holy Thursday 7pm
Good Friday 7.30pm
Holy Saturday 9pm

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Some of the Lastest News of Our Parish

Monday Night Prayer for Lent: Don’t forget, there is quiet and meditative prayer every Monday night during Lent 7.30 - 8.30pm in Rathcoole Church, led by Sr. Maragret. All welcome.

Eadestown Choir Concert
Eadestown Church Choir will give a concert with the Baldonnel Singers in Eadestown Church on Sunday 10th April at 7.30pm. Admission is €10. Further information and tickets can be obtained by contacting Eadestown Parish. eadestownparish@gmail.com

Swiftbrook Paper Mills Mass: Mass for deceased and past employees of Swiftbrook Paper Mills will be held on Sunday 10th April at 11.30 in Saggart Church. All welcome

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.

Lough Derg Day Retreat from Our Parish
A day retreat to Lough Derg will go from the parish on Saturday 7th May 2011. The fare of €75 includes Coach Fare, Morning Tea and Scones, Boat Fare, Lunch on the Island and Dinner on Return Journey. Depart Rathcoole Church Car Park 6am Sharp; Return 10pm approx.
Phone Phyl 01-4580709 or 087-2062863
Take this opportunity to step out of your ordinary routine for the day and enjoy the beautiful surroudings of the island while having an opportunity to reflect and grow spiritually.

Something Different for Lent?
The retreat sheet for this week is available in Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas this weekend. See the sheet for more details.

Lenten Concert for St. Vincent de Paul
Celtic Rose featuring Aisling Ennis (Harp), Emer Barry (Soprano) and Mary McCaul (Violin/Piano) will give a concert in aid of the Holy Family Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Rathcoole.
Saturday 2nd April 2011 8pm.
Holy Family Church, Rathcoole. Admission €10.

Lost Engagement Ring: An engagement ring of great sentimental value to a parishioner was lost at the petrol station in Newcastle resently. If you heard of someone who found a ring there, please contact the parish office, and help make a parishioner very happy.

Some News from around the Diocese

ECUMENICAL LENT SERIES 2011:“SEEDS OF HOPE” Parish of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham C. of I. Parish and Parish of the Annunciation, RathfarnhamThursday 7th April: HOPE FOR UNITY Speakers - Fr. Ciaran O’Carroll, Vicar for Evangelisation Rev. Ted Woods, Rector Rathfarnham Venue: The Pastoral Centre, Church of the Holy Spirit, Marian Road, Ballyroan at 8pm

Peter's Passion at St. Patrick's Church Skerries: Sunday the 10th of April at 7.00pm
Peter's Passion; (a musical meditation on the Stations of the Cross led by students of Skerries’Community College). All welcome, no admittance charge.

Beginning Experience: is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through Death, Separation or Divorce. Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss. Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide? Seeking help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge – not weakness. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. Next residential weekend will be held on 20th- 22nd May 2011, in All Hallows College, Drumcondra. For further information please contact 01-6790556 or email bedublin@gmail.com

Lenten Evenings of Reflection: For Men: April 6th/ For Women: April 20th 7-9.30pm; Meditations, quiet time and Mass. Held at The Faith and Family Centre, Dal Riada House, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock. Live the season of Lent with a difference by coming closer to Christ. For more information, please contact the Faith and Family Centre, 01-2889317 or faithandfamilycentre@arcol.org

Alternative gift for Mother’s Day? New for 2011: Lough Derg, Mother & Daughter Retreat Friday 20th May. The day will offer an opportunity for mothers and daughters to get to know one another better, in a relaxed and fun manner, as well as enjoying the sanctity of the Island’s peace & space. Cost: €35 per person which includes boat fare, tea / coffee & scones on arrival and light lunch. For full details see http://www.dublindiocese.ie/

Inter Parish Pilgrimage Mass at the Tomb of the Venerable Matt Talbot (“Friend of Addicts”) in Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean Mc Dermott Street, Dublin 1 on Sunday the 10th of April 2011 from 3.00-5.00pm. Petitions (or notes on favours received) can be brought to the mass or sent to Fr. Brian Lawless, Parish Office, St Agatha’s North William Street, Dublin 1. Supervised Car parking.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

Something Different for Lent?

The retreat sheet for this week is available in Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas this weekend. See the sheet for more details.

Monday Night Prayer for Lent
Don’t forget, there is quiet and meditative prayer every Monday night during Lent 7.30 - 8.30pm in Rathcoole Church, led by Sr. Maragret. All welcome.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
The next meeting of the Rathcoole-Saggart branch will be held in Rathcoole Church on Friday 1st April at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Swiftbrook Paper Mills Mass
Mass for deceased and past employees of Swiftbrook Paper Mills will be held on Sunday 10th April at 11.30 in Saggart Church. All welcome.

Rathcoole Students in Emmanuel Concert
Congratulations to the students from Holy Family Community School, who took part with hundreds of second level students in the Emmanuel Concert in The Helix Theatre on Thursday March 24th. The concert was uplifting and very entertaining. Well done to you all and kudos to Padraig Meredith, their music teacher, who made their participation possible.

Lenten Concert for St. Vincent de Paul
Celtic Rose featuring Aisling Ennis (Harp), Emer Barry (Soprano) and Mary McCaul (Violin/Piano) will give a concert in aid of the Holy Family Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Rathcoole.
Saturday 2nd April 2011 8pm.
Holy Family Church, Rathcoole. Admission €10.

Lough Derg Day Retreat from Our Parish
A day retreat to Lough Derg will go from the parish on Saturday 7th May 2011. The fare of €75 includes Coach Fare, Morning Tea and Scones, Boat Fare, Lunch on the Island and Dinner on Return Journey. Depart Rathcoole Church Car Park 6am Sharp; Return 10pm approx.
Phone Phyl 01-4580709 or 087-2062863
Take this opportunity to step out of your ordinary routine for the day and enjoy the beautiful surroudings of the island while having an opportunity to reflect and grow spiritually.

Orlagh Retreat Centre (Old Court Road, Dublin 16)
The Monthly DAY FOR YOURSELF for April will take place on Saturday 2nd April from 10.00am to 4.30pm. The theme will be ‘Seeing again for the first time’. It will be directed by John Byrne and Bernadette Toal. Cost :€50. Tel. 4958190.