Thank you Fr. Eamonn

November 26, 2017; 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

As a Pastoral Area we say thank you to Fr. Eamonn Clarke for his nearly 20 years of ministry in Kilquade Parish and the wider Pastoral Area.

Come along on Sunday.

At a Glance …

THANK YOU FR. EAMONN: Fr. Eamonn will be retiring from parish ministry on Sunday 26th November. The 10.30am Mass in Kilcoole will celebrate his great service to the community through those years. There will be a reception in the school hall afterwards. All are welcome to both celebrations.

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.

ROSARY ON THE COAST: Sun. 26th Nov.@ 2.30pm, FEAST CHRIST THE KING, Greystones Harbour, contact Peter 0878343322, see notice boards for more information.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL ENROLMENT: Application for enrolment for Junior Infants September 2018 in our three Catholic Schools (St. Brigid’s NS; St. Kevin’s NS and St. Laurence’s NS), takes place between Monday, November 6th and Friday and November 17th 2017.

THE CALL TO FUNERAL MINISTRY: We are holding an information evening on Tuesday the 28th November in the Carmelite Monastery from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Fr. Joe Mullan who works with the Diocesan Funeral Ministry programme, will speak from his vast experience about this ministry and what it entails.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION MEETING: We begin the formal preparation for Confirmation with a meeting for Parents. Our meetings take place at 7.30pm in Newtown 21st Nov.; Greystones 22nd Nov. and finally Thursday 23rd November in Kilcoole. We look forward to seeing you.

ST. DAVID’S CRAFT FAIR: We would like to invite our neighbours and friends to our craft fair on the 25th/262th Nov. from 11-5 pm daily.

SOUP AND SANDWICHES: Wed. Nov 29th (last Wed. of the month) at Kilian House Family Centre (next to Holy Rosary Church) from 12.15 to 2pm.


ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD: During the month of November we remember and pray for all those who have died. Envelopes for the Altar list of the dead are available from the back of the church, please return them to the sacristy or office before the 1st November. Mass will be offered on each 1st Friday of the month through they year for all those who names on the Altar List of the Dead.

REMEMBERING AT HOME: We are inviting families to create a prayer space at home for the month of November with the picture/memorial card/names of loved ones who have died. We invite you (adults only) to light a candle each evening or once a week as a way of remembering them, celebrating their life and praying that they may be resting in peace with God.

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

December 3, 2017; 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 Dec 3rd 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!

Blessing of Graves in Redford Cemetery

November 5, 2017; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

November 5, 2017 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


The annual blessing of graves takes place on Sun 5th Nov. at 3pm in Redford Cemetery

Church Gate & Cemetery Collection is to help…

Mass of Remembrance

November 2, 2017; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

There will be a special Mass of Remembrance on Thursday 2nd November (All Souls’ Day) in Holy Rosary Church at 8pm.

This Mass is offered for all those who have died this past year, especially for those whose Requiem Mass was celebrated here in the parish.

If you would like a loved one remembered and prayed for at this celebration please add their name to the List of the Dead in the Sacristy or Office over the coming weeks.

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