At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS We welcome  all those who recently joined our community through the waters of Baptism. May they continue to grow strong in body, mind and spirit in the years ahead.

LENTEN PROMISE During this Lenten Season as part of our preparation for the World Meeting of Families we are inviting you to commit to keep a promise each week so that you can live the “Joy of Love “ in a practical way.

RECONCILIATION: Please keep the boys and girls of our faith community in your prayers over these coming weeks as they will be celebrating the Sacrament of God’s Forgiveness for the first time during the Season of Lent.

SCRIPTURE GROUP: The Scripture Group meets on Tuesdays in the Kilian House Family Centre from 10.40 to 12.00 p.m. We look forward to your joining with us in our exploration of what St. Mark wrote.

LET’S TALK FAMILY: This exciting initiative will begin on Wednesday 21st February in the Parish Pastoral Centre in Greystones and will continue for six weeks. It would be an ideal commitment to make for the Lenten Season.

TAIZE PRAYER THROUGH LENT: Each Thursday of Lent there will be an opportunity to spend some time in prayer. It will take place in the Monastery in Delgany beginning at 8pm. All welcome.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday night of Lent there will be an opportunity to reflect on the Way of the Cross in Holy Rosary church, Greystones beginning at 8pm. All welcome.

HOLY ROSARY SOUP & SANDWICHES  Kilian House Family Centre on Wed. 28 February between 12.15 & 2pm, for good food and a friendly atmosphere. Donation €5. Proceeds go to local charities.

GREYSTONES FOLK GROUP AND FRIENDS: are holding a charity sale on Sun March 11th 2018 at 12.00pm in the Kilian Family Centre. Items wanted.

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE CAMPAIGN 2018 This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses upon the Koroma family in Freetown, Sierra Leone who were affected by recent landslides in their area.  Join Trócaire in prayer and thanksgiving this Lenten season to celebrate the resilience, hope and steadfast spirit of the Koroma family and the people of Sierra Leone. Trocaire Boxes available from the back of the church.

MEETING ABOUT REFERENDUM:  We will host a meeting on the coming Referendum on Thursday 1st March in the evening in Kilian House, Greystones. All welcome.

EASTER MASS BOUQUET CARDS: will be available from the Parish Office from next week and throughout the Season of Lent.

PARISH PILGRIMMAGE TO LOURDES: The proposed date for the pilgrimage is June 21st –26th is with Joe Walsh Tours and Fr. John will be the spiritual guide. Contact Office.

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

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

Social, Hobby and Craft Afternoon

March 4, 2018; 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Come and join in this initiative to share a skill, pick up a new hobby or simply find a friend.

Next gathering is on Sunday Mar 4th from 3-5.30pm, in Kilian House Family Centre. New painting section too!

Bring your craft or hobby items and let’s see what can happen! A great afternoon is had by all with a cuppa in hand too!

Read on to see the list to date – this will grow as we gather together and explore and share our talents…

A great time was had by all at other sessions – see lots of photos here.

All Welcome!

Reflections on Lent…

Reflections for Lent.

Catholic Schools Week

January 28, 2018 to February 4, 2018.

The theme for this 2018 programme is ‘Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families.’

The programme invites Catholic schools to celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish through participation in four sub themed catechetical moments.

Moment One: Catholic Schools: Families of Hope
(November/Month of the Holy Souls 2017)

Moment Two: Catholic Schools: Families of Faith
(Jan-Feb/Catholic Schools Week 2018)

Moment Three: Catholic Schools: Families of Love
(Lent 2018)

Moment Four: Catholic Schools: Families of Joy
(April/May 2018)

See Catholic Schools Week for more information and resources.

First Communion Preparation Meetings 2018

February 6, 2018; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
February 7, 2018; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
February 8, 2018; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Our next set of meetings for parents of children preparing for 1st Holy Communion take place on:

Tuesday 6th Feb. Newtownmountkennedy;

Wed. 7th. Greystones;

Thurs. 8th Feb. Kilcoole.

All the meetings are at 7.30pm .

It is important that one parent attend a meeting as we will be looking at preparation for the sacrament of reconciliation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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