Archive Notices

A Joy For All The Earth – official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018

“A Joy for all the World” is the official hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018 and was composed by young Irish composer Ephrem Feeley.

The hymn found its inspiration in the document Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, written in 2016 by Pope Francis following the Synods on the Family held over the preceding two years.

It is a reflection on the famous Hymn to Love found in 1 Corinthians 13.

Listen, sing, join in and pray here….

A Joy For All The Earth

Love is not resentful; it is not rude.
Love is not arrogant, nor boastful, nor jealous,
but love rejoices, rejoices in the truth

The joy, of love, a joy for all God’s family,
The joy of love transcending time and space.
Our Love for each other mirrors God the Father’s love. 
The joy of love: a joy for all the earth.

Here in Gods family all find their home.
All can find salvation troubled souls find peace.
Here is found tenderness, compassion and justice
Here God reaches down to us and touches us with grace.


Love is our origin, our constant calling.
Love is our fulfilment, in God’s dwelling place.
Love is the mystery of Father, Son and Spirit,
Love is communion of blessed Trinity.


This is what God asks of us, to act with justice, 
to love with tenderness, to walk humbly with God,
to give our lives in service to others.  
The joy of the Gospel is the joyful love of Christ!


Love bears all things, endures all things
love longs for all things good, love never ends.

© World Meeting of Families 2018 Ltd. All rights reserved.

Animal Magic!

St. Francis would be proud!

Over 40 people gathered on the lawn of the Holy Rosary Church for the blessing of the animals on Sunday 8th October at 3pm.

The liturgy was prepared by the Liturgy Group and led by Fr John. He was accompanied by his two faithful companions – Milo and Poppy.

All animals were blessed and not many complained…. although a few thought they had to fetch the holy water sprinkler and were ready to run!

There were over 20 dogs of all shapes and sizes, a handful of cautious cats, two handsome hamsters and a teeny tiny turtle.

Enjoy some photos of the event.


All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours,
and made their tiny wings.

The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one.

God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.

New Members Required

The Communications Group is looking for new members.

We are the team responsible for managing communication in our parish through the website, notice boards, information sheet and other projects.

We are currently planning to create a Facebook Page for the Parish and would very much appreciate assistance from anyone who has experience of using Facebook in an organisational or professional capacity.

If you have skills to offer in any of these areas, why not contact us on the email below and we get in touch for a chat or get in touch through the parish office.


God’s Work Of Art- The Dignity Of Human Life

‘We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it.’ Ephesians 2:10

When we go into a gallery we wander slowly round and stop to gaze at works of art that touch us. Do we ever just stop and gaze at ourselves I wonder? Or at the people around us? Or at the people far away from us of whom we only see images? As works of art, all have a beauty and charm that is there to be seen, if we have the eyes to see. Human dignity is the core of Catholic Social Teaching, and seeing all of humanity and all of creation as a work of art sees the dignity also. And of course, the good life is not the high life! It is a life that has others at the centre, being good.

Taken from ‘Show me your Face’

-Daily readings and reflections for Lent by Gerard Hughes S.J.


There is no doubt

that you are called.

God calls you

according to the unique person

you are made to be.

In fact, God calls you

to the very best place

and way of life for you.

It may not be the easiest place

in the world to be

or the simplest thing to do.

But it is where you will be

most at home,

most at rest within yourself,

and best able to serve Jesus Christ.

New Pilgrim Path – A Spiritual Resource Website

New Pilgrim Path is a website set up to share with fellow travellers of all Christian denominations some of the rich online resources we have found.
We hope they will help you as you seek encounter with the person of Christ, the Word of God in our midst.
The site includes sections on a Website of the week, Daily Prayer, sacred Music and Poem of the week as well as a Blog.

The website of the week for 1st October is one by Gerry Pierse who was a Redemptorist priest from Co. Kerry.

During his missionary ministry, he became deeply involved in contemplative prayer, inspired by the teaching of Benedictine monk John Main.

With a gift with words that made his teaching simple, clear, effective, and often humorous, Fr. Pierse delivered a superb series of talks introducing Christian meditation.

Listen here….

Proclaiming God’s Word

As a community we are guided by God’s word.

The first step to living God’s word is hearing it in our lives.

We are looking for people from our parish to become proclaimers of God’s Word as we gather on a Sunday morning.

If you’d like to take up this minister please contact the office.

Full training will be given for this ministry.

New Members Welcome!

We would like to invite YOU To become a member of our choir.

Practices at 4.30pm on the first and third Saturday evenings of the month directly before the Mass at 6pm.

Why don’t you think about it.

Please contact Louise O’Sullivan (Musical Director) Mobile: 085-­8801466.

We really look forward to seeing you!

WMOF2018 Fr. Tim Bartlett

We are delighted to announce that Fr. Tim Bartlett, the chief organiser of the World Meeting of Families 2018, will be in the parish soon to engage with us about this wonderful upcoming event. Fr. Tim will be speaking at some of the masses on the day he will be here.

The Pastoral Area of Greystones and Kilquade are beginning to plan and will launch a programme in preparation of this event that takes place next August.

Watch this space for further details.

Call for Volunteers to help with Irish Wheelchair Association Collection

IWA was founded in 1960 and is Ireland’s leading representative organisation and service provider for people with physical disabilities. We are a national provider of quality services to people with limited mobility throughout the country. Everything we do is driven by IWA’s vision of an Ireland where people with disabilities can enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities and live their lives independently.

Our fundraising efforts from last year helped with the purchase of 11 new accessible buses which means that members can travel to and from our centres on a daily basis. This kind of support literally changes lives for people and we strive to continue this enhanced quality of life for our members.

If you can help please contact:

Alison McDonnell

Community Fundraising Officer

Irish Wheelchair Association

Mobile: 0872676688

Landline: 01 8186418

Thank you!

St. Patrick’s, Kilquade Conference of the SVP would like to say a special thank you to all those who supported their recent Garden Party in Trudder Grange.

It was a resounding success and we are grateful to bakers, donors, musicians, helpers, and, of course, our wonderful hosts for their warm welcome and for facilitiating us in every way.

Copyright 2011 Greystones Parish. All Rights Reserved.
Design by acton|web