Archive Notices

Blessing of School Bags

September 2, 2018 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

It’s time for a new school year.

We are having a blessing of all our boys and girls as they begin a new year in school.

They are asked to bring their school bag with them to Mass in Holy Rosary for 12.15pm Mass on Sunday 2nd September.

All are welcome.

Mass Path Walk

September 9, 2018 10:30 am

On Sunday 9th September we have a guided walk led by a local historian of the old Mass Path from Kilcoole to St. Patrick’s church, Kilquade.

We will leave from the front of St. Anthony’s church at 10.30am and conclude our guided walk with Mass in St. Patrick’s, Kilquade.

It is a great opportunity to remember and relive the traditions of earlier days.

It is part of our 50th celebrations for St. Anthony’s church.

All welcome.

Pastoral Area Visit to the RDS

On Wednesday 22nd Aug, we attended the World Meeting of Families in the RDS.

Our Visit to the Papal Mass

Are we there yet… are we there yet?

We are nearly there – we have to be patient – arrangements are being finalised and as soon as the coordinators in the pastoral area know all the plans, they will be in touch with us about bus departure times etc.

In the meantime… like every good boy scout and girl guide we can be prepared…

  • The Mass will start at 3 pm.
  • It is expected that the Mass will be under 2 hours in duration. The event will be over at 16:45pm.
  • Please be aware that it may take some time to make your exit, as there will be a large volume of people exiting at the same time.
  • You can bring what you can carry but here are some prohibited items…. see here
  • Ideally, bring some food, water, sun hat, rain gear, good walking shoes, walking buddies, sense of humour and an air of expectation!

The following route guide is available here.

If you cannot attend the mass in person, live coverage of the Mass and of the entire visit will be broadcast on RTÉ and other media outlets.

Watch this space for more information…..

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Registration & Preparation for Sacraments of Initiation

The Sacraments of Christian Initiation are Baptism, Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation.

Each of these Sacraments require preparation on behalf of the person, their sponsors and their families.

It is policy in the pastoral area of Greystones and Kilquade parishes that all register for each of these Sacraments in advance of the Sacrament. This enables us to:

  • Schedule the appropriate preparation programmes
  • Determine the number of sacramental ceremonies needed
  • Resource these appropriately
  • Keep people informed of activities and events arranged as part of the preparation.
  • Keep in touch with people after the Sacrament itself.

Baptism:

We do not have on-line registration for the Sacrament of Baptism available yet. Please see the following information with respect to Baptism in the parish and contact the parish office on 01-2874025 to arrange a Baptism.

Baptism in Holy Rosary & St. Kilian Parish

The Sacrament of Baptism in a Parish

First Communion:

We encourage you to read through our policy document before completing the registration form.

You can view it by clicking the following link:

First Reconciliation and Communion Policy

In order to complete the registration form, you will need to:

  • have discussed within your family that you are bringing your child forward for their First Communion and to have considered the implications of this from a religious perspective.
  • know the date and place of Baptism of the child you are registering.

Proceed to complete the registration form below.

This will redirect you to Kilquade parish website as this is where the administration for registration in the pastoral area takes place.

Click the following link: First Communion Registration Form

The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late October.

All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

Confirmation:

We encourage you to read through our policy document  before completing the registration form.

You can view it by clicking the following link:

Confirmation Policy

In order to complete the registration form, you will need to:

  • Know the date and place of Baptism of the young person being registered.
  • Have discussed with the young person that they are preparing for Confirmation and what that means for them.
  • Have considered the implications of this from a religious perspective

Proceed to complete the registration form below.

This will redirect you to Kilquade parish website as this is where the administration for registration in the pastoral area takes place.

Click the following link: Confirmation Registration Form

The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late October or early November.

All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

Arrangements for Pastoral Area Visit to the WMOF Congress at the RDS

Did you book and pay for your own RDS World Meeting of Families Congress ticket?

Why not travel with the Pastoral Area Faith Community to the RDS on Wed 22nd Aug?

Travelling together as a faith community to enjoy a day at the Congress will be a day to remember!

If you have a WMOF Congress ticket and would like to travel with the parish to the RDS on Wed 22nd Aug, we will be

  • meeting at the DART station at 8.30am.
  • departing 9am DART,
  • arriving RDS 10am approx.
  • attending Pastoral Programme of choice.
  • meeting as group for Lunch (13:00).
  • attending Keynote Speaker (14:30) & Mass (16:30).
  • Option to attend Evening Programme
  • or return by DART, arriving Greystones approx 19:30.

Bring packed lunch, raingear, good walking shoes and a smile!

We will experience the different events on offer in the RDS – you can check out Wednesday’s packed programme here.

So we know you will be travelling with us – send your name and mobile number to events@greystonesparish.ie

Other Pastoral Plans for the World Meeting of Families

WMOF Icon of The Holy Family Visit to our Pastoral Area

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend we had the pleasure of having the WMOF Icon of The Holy Family in the Pastoral Area.

It was in Holy Rosary Church for the weekend for all to see. It is amazing piece of sacred art. Images of its visit can be seen in this Gallery.

Icon

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The icon of the Holy Family was specially commissioned by WMOF2018, written by iconographer Mihai Cucu, and assisted by the Redemptoristine Sisters of the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Iona Road, Dublin, as part of their ongoing prayer for families.

This icon takes the form of a triptych which looks, from the outside, somewhat like a house with front doors.

On these outside doors, we are presented with the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who carry with them the desire of God to protect. Their heads are bowed in adoration and service of God, the Holy One.

On the base is the inscription “Amoris Laetitia”, ‘The Joy of Love’, the title of Pope Francis’ post-Synodal exhor

tation on love in the family, the source of our reflections during the World Meeting of Families 2018.

When the doors of this icon are opened we see in the centre the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph seated at table, sharing a meal and sharing their faith. Their faith was celebrated in their home. It is in our home that the reality of God-with-us is communicated and passed on to future generations.

Their gathering around the table is reminiscent of the Three Angels in the famous 15th century Icon of the Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublev. Christian Marriage is sometimes compared with the Holy Trinity, as a communion of the giving and receiving of love that is life-giving. Indeed, the family is called to be the “living icon” of the Most Holy Trinity.

Similarly to the icon, the Holy Family have a place at their table for us.

They invite us to join them. They are no strangers to the trials of family life. They themselves have been refugees, fleeing the violence of Herod.

They have known great anxiety. Hence the radishes and bitter herbs of the Passover meal represent the sorrows and trials of the people of Israel in their slavery also represent for us the trials and sacrifices of patience and love experienced in every family. The presence of the unleavened bread and cup of wine on their table call to mind the Eucharist for us.

Flanking the Holy Family icon are t

hose two Gospel narratives: the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter and the Wedding Feast of Cana. Passages in the Gospels in which we see Jesus’ deep compassion and concern for marriage and for those living with the burdens of family life.

An icon is not like a photograph, nor is it a portrait. It is an image which invites us to prayer.

Prayers

The Icon travelled to each diocese in Ireland to encourage reflection and prayer as part of the journey of preparations to WMOF2018.

The icon is accompanied by petition boxes, where families can write their intentions and prayer.

Contemplative communities around Ireland will pray for the intentions collected during the coming year.

Our prayers were transferred to the Carmelite Sisters in Delgany.

The petitions will also be brought to World Meeting of Families 2018 this August.

Your Parish Needs You!

Yummy Traybakes!

On Sunday Aug 19th, there will be a “Traybake Table” with a range of desserts for all present to sample! We are inviting you to bring a tray bake to share for this table.

Give a little it will help a lot!

So that all attending our parish family celebration can relax and enjoy the afternoon, can you spare an hour between 12-3pm on August 19th to help with various activities, for example handing out tea/coffee, keeping the place tidy?

Please contact events@greystonesparish.ie or the parish office with your name, phone number and preferred half hour slot between 12 and 3pm. Thank you.

Other Pastoral Plans for the World Meeting of Families

Technical Difficulty with our Webcam

ANNOUNCEMENT 3rd August 2018:

Unfortunately, due to a technical difficulty the webcam is not working properly at the moment in Holy Rosary Church. There is intermittent availability.

It is still worth trying to access it here - you never know your luck!!

The problem is being investigated and will be resolved as soon as possible. Apologies.

As an alternative options, if you wish to view Mass – the following parishes have webcams where you will be able to join a faith community in prayer. Click on the parish name to view.

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