Archive Notices

Registration for First Communion and Confirmation

September 30, 2019

Participation in the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation require preparation on behalf of the person, their sponsors and their families.

It is policy in the Greystones and Kilquade Pastoral area that all register for each of these Sacraments in advance of the Sacrament.

Families need to register for the Preparation Programme.

Registration needs to be completed by Monday 30th September, 2019 in order for the family to be included in the programme for the coming year.

You can find out more about our preparation programme and registration process by following this link:

Registration for Sacramental Preparation

No Streaming of Mass for September

Due to renovation works in Holy Rosary Church between Monday 2nd September through to Saturday 21st September the church will be closed.

During this period all Masses will be celebrated in St. Kilian’s Church, Blacklion.

As a result the streaming of Masses will not be available for this time.

If you wish to join a mass online, you might like to visit the webcam at the Pro Cathedral or in Foxrock Parish.

Moments of Summer Beauty

As we are experiencing glorious weather, there are moments of beauty about the place which are worth sharing and being present to as they remind us of our Creator.

Why not send in your images to communicationsgroup@greystonesparish.ie

We will display your “Moments of Summer Beauty” for all to see. If you include people in your pictures, please ensure you have their permission to use this photo as it will be displayed on the parish website.

Let us gather together a record of those moments of Summer Beauty and Wonder… from wherever you are in the world!

Beauty of Summer

Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!

Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.

Thank You for the beauty I see all around me

and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.

Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,

and for the more casual pace of the summer season.

Amen.

Author unknown

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

―John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

An Evening Out With Our Youth

Some youth members of the Family Mass Choir, Altar Servers and friends gathered with some other “youthful minded” people for an evening together on Thursday 25th July.

We walked the Cliff Walk from Greystones to Bray – the rides in the fun fair motivated some while the bag of chips on offer drove others along!!

There were beacons of light shining along the walk with various shades of red on the walkers’ faces as we made our way to Bray – but it was great crack – the view was spectacular, the chat was mighty and there were a few laughs too!

Yes – we even let them go on this ride…. Reaching for the Heavens

Not for the faint hearted!

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Blessing for Grandparents

God, who is our model of an ever-loving and patient parent,
we give thanks for these men and women who stand in our community as models of parenting.
We implore your fatherly blessing on these grandmothers and grandfathers as they stand with their grandchildren close to their hearts.
We ask that you give them health and longevity so that they may impart their knowledge and love to their grandchildren.
Help them to be patient, loving, and kind.
We ask all this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

SVP Clothing Appeal

The St. Vincent De Paul Society is seeking your help with their annual appeal for second hand clothing.

Bags will be distributed on the weekend of the 6th/7th July will collection of clothes taking place the weekend of the 13th/14th July.

So get de-cluttering those wardrobes!!!

Your Parish Needs You!

June 23, 2019 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Yummy Traybakes!

On Sunday June 23rd, 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!

All treats welcome on the day before 11.30am Mass

Feast of Corpus Christi – Procession & Cup of Tea

June 23, 2019 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

This year the feast falls on Sunday 23rd June. We will be celebrating how we are all part of Christ’s Body.

All children who have recently made their First Holy Communion along with their families are invited to take part in the Corpus Christi Procession.

We planned to have a BBQ but due to the weather forecast not being good, the BBQ is deferred until the autumn.

We will however, have a cuppa in Kilian House Family Centre after the 11.30am Mass.

ALL WELCOME

St. Brigid’s Children’s Choir Performance

June 26, 2019 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The National Children’s Choir, Ireland, was founded in 1985 by Dr. Seán Creamer. Over 150,000 primary school children have performed in the NCC to date.

This year, across Ireland 9,301 children from 139 schools performed in 28 regional concerts.

Several schools in Greystones participated in 2019 and among them were 113 students from St. Brigid’s here in Greystones.

The repertoire of these concerts encompassed Traditional, Classical, Modern, Rock, Pop and World Music.

All who have heard the previous performances have been blown away by what these young people and their teachers have achieved.

The children from St. Brigid’s 5th and 6th class will perform the songs one more time here in Holy Rosary on the evening of Wednesday June 26th at 7.30pm.

This is a not to be missed experience.

All are welcome!

Hope

Hope that is seen is no hope at all.  Who ‘hopes’  for what he already has? If we hope for what we do not yet have, though, we actively wait for it with patient endurance.

Romans 8: 24-25

Often it is difficult to feel any hope. We hear so much bad news. Often situations around us appear to be out of control and we feel powerless to change them. Yet we remember that, when Jesus died on the cross and all appeared hopeless, he was raised   to new life. Even death could not defeat him. Instead we have given hope through the resurrection.

Lord, may we live this and every day in the knowledge of  love and power, and always grow in hope. Grant us open and expectant hearts. Help us see and celebrate signs of your power at work in our world today. Then we can begin again and again to live out our hope as your disciples – with confidence, courage and joy.

PRAYER

In the midst of war and hunger

We celebrate the promise of plenty and peace

In the midst of oppression and tyranny

We celebrate the promise of service and freedom

In the midst of doubt and despair

We celebrate the promise of faith and hope

In the midst of fear and betrayal

We celebrate the promise of  joy and loyalty

In the midst of hatred and death

We celebrate the promise of  love and life

In the midst of sin and decay

We celebrate the promise of salvation and renewal

In the midst of the dying Lord

We celebrate the promise of the living Christ

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