Archive Notices

Sacramental Coordinator Role

The Pastoral Area of Greystones and Kilquade provides a Sacramental programme for parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation (First Holy Communion and Confirmation).

We are looking to employ a suitable candidate to join the Pastoral Team as a Sacramental Coordinator. See further details here.

New Email Address

The Pastoral Area of Greystones & Kilquade has a combined new email address: [email protected]

Remember to update your email address books!

Re-subscribing to Parish Communications

If you are a parishioner, who is no longer receiving the Stay Connected! e-letter and wish to receive it again, please click on the below to re-subscribe.

If you are new and would like to receive communications, please signup here instead.

If you are a parent with a child for First Holy Communion or Confirmation or both and did not receive sacramental  communications from the parish, it is likely that at some point, you have unsubscribed from all parish communications (which include the Sacramental updates and resources).

It is necessary for you to re-subscribe by using the link below.

Recent communications issued concerned evening gatherings for the First Holy Communion and Confirmation children and their families and a poll.

Re-subscribe by clicking here.

Thank you.

We Need Your Help…

As we resume our community gatherings in our Church buildings, we need people to help.

We need people to help with the Welcome and Protect Ministry.

This will involve greeting people at each Mass as they arrive, guiding them as they leave and to assist with the preparation of the space for the next liturgy taking place.

While some members have returned to this ministry not all have for various reasons.


If you are under 70 and available to minister at weekday or weekend masses please let us know.

If you are over 70 and fully vaccinated and would like to participate we would love to hear from you too.

We welcome people to come and be part of this team who will enable us as a community to gather, to pray together, to live out the Eucharist, not only in that moment but in how we as a community grow and care for each other.

If you can give an hour once every couple of weeks we would be most grateful.

We Can’t Do It Without Your Help…

We have been doing extraordinary work in supporting each other in the past months. We will continue this as we continue growing in love and understanding of God in our every moment.

Please complete this form and we will be in touch with you.

Together, we can meet this challenge! Thank you.

Bookings for Mass and The Sacrament of Reconciliation

We are delighted to be resuming the public celebration of the Eucharist and individual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Booking is essential to manage numbers and for contact tracing purposes.

You are asked to pre-book through the website.

Due to the volume of requests, please respect that bookings cannot be made through the parish office.

Ask a friend, family member or neighbour to assist you.

To book a place for Mass click here.

To book a place for the Sacrament of Reconciliation click here.

Thank you – we look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Sacrament of Reconciliation – Appointment Process

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each Saturday between 3pm to 3.50pm.

It takes place in St. Kilian’s Church in Greystones parish and St. Patrick’s Church in Kilquade parish. You are welcome to attend at either location.

To see available times and to reserve one click on either of the following links:.

St. Patrick’s Church, Kilquade

St. Kilian’s Church, Blacklion

It will be by appointment only. This may seem strange but it is in order to avoid a gathering of people in the church and also assures those who are anxious about being in an area where people gather that there will be a minimum number of people present.

You can book for this coming Saturday, in either location by clicking on the relevant link below.

If there are no times showing in the drop down list, then that means that all of the times are allocated.  Forms for each Saturday open up on the previous Sunday

Booking is essential to manage numbers and for contact tracing purposes.

Due to the volume of requests, please respect that bookings cannot be made through the parish office.

Ask a friend, family member or neighbour to assist you.

Please pass the word on to those who you know who may not be receiving the Stay Connected e-Letter and or may not have access to the internet.

Hold A Space For Me – Pre-booking for Mass

The celebration of Public Masses in the Pastoral area is now available but for a maximum of 50 people at any one Mass.

However, it is necessary to make a booking:

  • to assist in managing the numbers attending and
  • for contact tracing purposes,

Booking for Masses is available HERE

You are encouraged to pre-book through the website.

Due to the volume of requests, please respect that bookings cannot be made through the parish office.

Ask a friend, family member or neighbour to assist you.

If you are booking for someone else, please use their name followed by their contact number (e.g. John Smith 01 12345678) and if they do not have an email address, please enter your email address so to receive a confirmation email. The contact number is required for contact tracing purposes.  Thank you.


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.

Weekend Masses are usually full, but the good news is that there is availability during the week. However, BOOKING is essential for monitoring numbers attending and for HSE contact tracing.

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.

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 or the streamed facility
  • All those attending must pre-book for EACH mass you wish to attend
  • Please avoid “just turning up”

The churches where Mass will be celebrated are:

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

Weekend Masses will be as follows:

Saturday Vigil Mass :

  • The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones 6pm
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown 7pm
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole 7.30pm

Sunday Mass:

  • St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown 8.30am & 11.30am
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole 10am
  • The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones 11.30am & 6.30pm
  • Streamed Mass St. Anthony’s Church 11.30am (online only; no congregation present)

Weekday Masses are available Monday to Friday for a maximum of 50 people at any one Mass,  as follows:

  • St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown 9.30am (Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri)
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole 10am
  • The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones 10am
  • No Saturday morning Mass

Returning to Public Liturgies

What good news we have about returning to public liturgies in our Churches!

We can soon gather again for public liturgies in groups of 50 people.

We are delighted to be open again for Mass from Monday 10th May.

Booking will be available online on the websites from Thursday 6th May.
Please respect that bookings cannot be made through the parish office.

See Mass times detailed below.

Keep an eye on the website and in Stay Connected! for further details.

Saint Joseph: The Dream of Vocation

St Joseph Sleeping – Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

Apostolic Letter refered to at Mass on Good Shepherd Sunday.

For my part, I wrote the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde, whose aim was “to increase our love for this great saint”. Saint Joseph is an extraordinary figure, yet at the same time one “so close to our own human experience”. He did not do astonishing things, he had no unique charisms, nor did he appear special in the eyes of those who met him. He was not famous or even noteworthy: the Gospels do not report even a single word of his. Still, through his ordinary life, he accomplished something extraordinary in the eyes of God.

Read more here:


Returning to Ministry

All ministers are requested to complete this form, even if you are not sure of when you will retrun to ministry. There are various options to choose from! Thank you.

Garda Vetting Documentation

All those in ministry are requested to complete this process. This takes place every 3 years.

A link to the application form is below. Sections 1 and 2 should be completed and returned to the parish office in a sealed envelope along with two forms of identification by the end of April.

The completed garda vetting form along with copies (NOT original documents) of 2 forms of identification are to be placed in a sealed envelope addressed to the Parish Safeguarding Representatives for your parish listed below.

Please note:

  • one form of identification must have your photograph i.e. passport or driving licence (NOT your public services card) and must be in date.
  • one document must also have your current address. If this is a utility bill, please make sure it is in dated within the past 6 months.

If you, or a member of your team, does not have access to a printer please contact your Parish Safeguarding Representatives, details below.

This envelope may be posted to the Pastoral Area Parish office in Greystones or deposited through the letter box in Kilian House Family Centre or in the letter box into the sacristy in St. Patrick’s Church Kilquade. Either location, regardless of your address, will suffice.

It would be greatly appreciated if these processes could be completed within the next 2 weeks

Any questions are to be directed to the Parish Safeguarding Representatives below. Thank you.

Once again, thank you and all in this ministry, for your ongoing support and cooperation.

Parish Safeguarding Representatives

The Holy Rosary and St. Kilian Parish: Louise Fenelon: 087-2252527 or Liam Mc Cabe: 086-0230233
Kilquade Parish: Frances Stephenson: 087 2499362 or Maire Ní Shíodhail: 087 2419138

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