Archive Notices

Shrine to Sts. Peter and Paul

Fr. William Stuart sends a short video about a small shrine dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul in Sidon in Lebanon.

Booking for Masses and The Sacrament of Reconciliation

As a faith community, we are delighted to welcome you back to Public Masses and to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Pastoral area.

In both cases however, it is necessary to book a place/appointment so to assist in managing the numbers attending and for contact tracing purposes (a requirement of the HSE).

Hold A Space For Me is available for booking a place at a Mass - click here.

An Appointment process is available for The Sacrament of Reconciliation – click here.

Than you for your cooperation with these necessary processes.

Season of Creation 2020

The annual Christian celebration of prayer and action for our common good takes place between 1st Sept and 4th October.

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family join in prayer and action for our common home.

For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”

This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other.

Christians around the world will use this period to renew their relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment.

Watch this space as we bring news of Pastoral Area initiatives too.

A Community Praying For Each Other

If you have a prayer petition, you are welcome to submit it via this link and it will be included in our prayer of an evening.
(This will redirect you to the Kilquade website where this is processed)

In recent months, when we were unable to gather in community, there was the opportunity to make a prayer request through here or the websites, and this was brought into the Mass.

As our Churches have reopened and we can now gather for Mass, requests for anniversary masses can be made through the Parish office.

Those who gather for night prayer thought it would be a lovely addition to our prayer to include not only our own petitions but those of the broader community.

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)

Night Prayer

Of course you are very welcome to come along (via zoom) and be with us. Over 60 people gather for Night Prayer each evening from Monday to Friday at 8pm. Some people come along and join only by audio, others join by video – the choice is entirely yours.  Details here.

Everyone agrees it is a lovely prayerful way to draw a close to the day.

We use the format of Compline each night with the exception of Friday nights when we use a more contemplative approach. You are most welcome to join us…

You never know where prayer might lead you!

Lebanon – A small little bit from us, to do a small little bit for them

Today at 11.30am Mass from The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones, Fr. William Stuart spoke about his work with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and appeals for support.

Fr. William and Fr. John know each other since the early 1980s when they travelled to Rome to study.

You can listen to William’s story through the video here and hear of the work he and his team are doing with refugees in Syria and Lebanon.

He tells us: the situation in Lebanon has been difficult for some time but really the past 12 months have been close to hell, between political division, civil unrest, the almost total collapse of the local currency , Corona and now the explosion in Beirut”.

See more photos and videos below.

A small little bit from us, to do a small little bit for them.

Here are details of how to give financial support this appeal:

Thank you for your support.

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Video: Fr. William Explaining the Project and with some helpers in the refugee camp

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Photos of Fr. William with Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Let’s Face It…

Prayer for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Almighty and everlasting God,

You have taken up body and soul

into the heavenly glory the Immaculate Virgin Mary,

Mother of Your Son: Grant, we beseech You,

that, ever intent upon heavenly things,

we may be worthy to be partakers of her glory.

Through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord,

who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,

One God, forever and ever.

Amen.

Unsure about Returning to Mass in the Church?

Although we can gather again in small numbers (maximum of 50 people) for Mass, there are some simple changes to how we engage when in the Church so that it remains a safe area for all present.

We ask that you follow the guidance of the Welcome Ministry Team and the Priest who are there to support you while you attend Mass. There are posters and signage to guide you also.

This short video below will explain the processes now in place and we ask that everyone respects these processes. This is video from the Cork Diocese but we in this Pastoral Area are following the guidelines in a similar manner to that illustrated in the video.

If you have decided to join Mass online to date, this will give you an idea of what to expect when you feel comfortable to attend in person again. It is necessary to book. you can do so here.

Either way we are delighted you are joining us in prayer.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mass Time during Covid 19 Restrictions

Given the current restrictions under Covid-19 these are the agreed Mass times in the Pastoral Area.

We are asking that we all think and act as a community, so to facilitate everyone’s desire to return to celebrating the Eucharist as a community.

As the Sunday obligation is still suspended, if you have the time to come during the week, please do so, to facilitate others who are only available to attend Mass at the weekends.

Therefore, you are encouraged to:

  • Attend during a weekday if you can, rather than a Sunday
  • Attend once during the month
  • As we have been doing, continue to join with us in prayer online.
  • If vulnerable, please continue to join in prayer from home via the webcam
  • All those attending must pre-book for EACH mass you wish to attend
  • Please avoid “just turning up”

If you are not familiar with the new organisational practices for Mass, please have a look at this video as Mass in our churches will follow similar processes. Thank you.

The churches where Mass will be celebrated are:

  • The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Newtownmountkennedy

Masses will be as follows:

  • Saturdays 6pm in The Holy Rosary Church and 7.30pm in St. Anthony’s Church
  • Sunday morning, 10.30am in St. Anthony’s Church and 11:30am in The Holy Rosary Church
  • Sunday evening. 6.30pm in The Holy Rosary Church
Weekday Masses are available for a maximum of 50 people at any one Mass, at 10am as follows:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: The Holy Rosary Church
  • Tuesday and Thursday: St. Anthony’s Church
  • Friday:  St. Joseph’s Church (9.30am)
  • No Saturday morning Mass

Online Summer Course and Festival

The Priory Institute Tallaght

This summer The Priory Institute Tallaght are offering a two-week online summer school on ‘Theology, Spirituality and Religious Experience’.

The course consists of 10 online lectures by Fr Pat Collins C.M. given over two weeks. Details https://prioryinstitute.com/

Youth 2000 Summer Festival

The annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival is Ireland’s largest Catholic Youth event, but this year, for the first time, it will be streamed live on the 14th-16th of August.

Register FREE at www.youth2000.ie/summerfestival2020

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