Monday, May 23, 2016

Cemetery Masses 2016

Brownstown                           Saturday 11 June, 2 p.m.
Mass in St Finian's Church followed by blessing of graves
Newcastle (Ballynakelly)    Sunday 12 June, 2 p.m.
Mass in cemetery followed by blessing of graves
St Finian's                               Sunday 19 June, 10.30 a.m.
Mass in St Finian's Church followed by blessing of graves
St Mary's, Saggart                Sunday 26 June, 11.30 a.m.
Mass in St Mary's Church followed by blessing of graves
Colmanstown                         Tuesday 28 June, 7.30 p.m.
Mass in St Finian's Church said by Fr Seamus McEntee

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Remembering 1916 in Our Parishes

An t-Uasal Seán Keane ag seinm píosa cheoil in ómós
Our two parishes held ceremonies of remembrance in honour of all those who took part in their different ways in the events of Easter 1916. They were conducted in the spirit of inclusiveness advocated, among others, by the two archbishops of Ireland.  Below you will find a selection of photo-slides as a souvenir of the ceremonies which took place in Rathcoole on Easter Monday, 28 March 2016, and in Newcastle Lyons on Sunday, 24 April 2016. The photos were taken by Liam Roche (S/R/B) and Bridget Breen (NL) and captions/presentation are by Donal McMahon (WebSec).

Easter Rising Centenary Photos   Note: move from slide to slide by clicking anywhere on the screen. Press 'Escape' to return to this page.
                                                                                           
    Centenary Prayer of Remembrance  
(From Dublin diocesan website here)

Lord, Merciful and Kind,
I remember the men, women and children
who died during 1916 and throughout the
troubled journey of our island’s history.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland
from all traditions, at home and abroad.
To you O God, we long to sing a new song of
compassion, inclusion and engagement in a
spirit of true freedom.


1916 Exhibition, Tallaght Library : Detail from Illustration of Activity in South County Dublin.
Saggart Area:  Paper Mill,  De Selby Quarry,  Church.  Click to enlarge.