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At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome ALL who joined our community through the waters of Baptism recently.

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST: The new rosters for the period, Nov 18th/19th 2017– May 19th/20th 2018 incl. are now available for collection in both churches.

MINISTERS OF THE WORD ROSTER: are available this weekend from the sacristy.

MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: The feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on Friday 8th December. Mass in Holy Rosary at 10am Mass in St. Kilian’s Church, Blacklion at 8pm

ADVENT ACTIVITIES:

JOURNEY OF ADVENT: The season of Advent will begin next weekend. As a way of helping us in our journey towards celebrating the Birth of Our Lord Jesus we are hosting a Taize Prayer evening each Thursday beginning the 7th December in Delgany Monastery beginning at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.

ADVENT CANDLE SETS are available in the Carmelite Monastery, Delgany. Cost is €15.

ADVENT SCRIPTURE: Did you ever wonder what the first Christmas was really like? During Advent the Scripture Group are looking at Gospel passages that answer this question. Come and join us in Kilian House Family Centre on Tuesdays, 5th &12th December from 10.45 – 12.00 p.m.

PARISH FINANCIAL REPORT SEPTEMBER 2017 available on newsletter.

SOCIAL, HOBBY & CRAFT AFTERNOON: Sun. 3rd Dec. Kilian House Family Centre; 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET CARDS : are available in the parish office €5.

SPECIAL HOUR OF ADORATION: Greystones Parish are launching a Special hour of Adoration from 5pm – 6pm each Sunday for the protection of Life, Marriage & the Family, from the moment of Conception to Natural death. Starting on Sunday, 10th. December, we will have public recitation of the Rosary @ 5.00 p.m. for above intentions. All invited to participate.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL- ANNUAL APPEAL: The special SVP Christmas appeal will take place in all Churches on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December replacing the Share collection.  We have found in recent years that more people have special dietary requirements and to this end we will not be collecting food at these collections. Instead we will increase the amount of vouchers we give to our clients. Thank you for supporting families in need in our parish.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2018: If interested in the possibility of visiting Lourdes next year in either early summer or late summer please leave your name and contact details into the parish office in the next couple of weeks.

THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES has invited thousands of volunteers to join them for the once-in-a-generation event. There are various ways to become involved… check out their website. Registration for tickets to attend the event is open also. For more information on all aspects of the programme see www.worldmeeting2018.ie

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All this news and more, available and in further detail on the Parish Information Sheet

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