Archive Notices

Changes to Weekday Celebrations in Holy Rosary Church

As Fr. Denis is just back from a bout of ill health and Fr. Gerry is still unwell and unable to work in the parish at the moment there are a number of changes to weekday celebrations in Holy Rosary. These will be announced weekly.

  • Monday: there will be no celebrations
  • Tuesday and Thursday: a Service of Word celebrated at 10am.
  • Wednesday and Friday: Mass will be celebrated at 10am.

Thank you for your cooperation and support and please pray for speedy recovery of Fr. Denis and Fr. Gerry.

Looking forward to you joining us in prayer.

Weekday Mass Times in the Pastoral Area

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.

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.

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 below, you will need to know:

  • The date of Baptism of the child you are registering.
  • The place of Baptism of the child you are registering.

Proceed to complete the registration form by clicking the link below.
Please note, this link will direct you to a form hosted on the Kilquade Parish website. This is the form for any person from the pastoral area who wishes to register.

The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late September or early October. All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

Part of the preparation programme involves an enrolment ceremony where the child and parent hand in an enrolment certificate. Copies of this certificate will be available at the information meeting.

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.

Proceed to complete the registration form by clicking the link below.
Please note, this link will direct you to a form hosted on the Kilquade Parish website. This is the form for any person from the pastoral area who wishes to register.

The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late September or early October. All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

Part of the preparation programme involves a commitment ceremony where the young person and parent hand in an certificate of commitment. Copies of this certificate will be available at the information meeting.

Anyone for Tea and support SVP?

July 16, 2017 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The St Patrick’s Kilquade Conference of the St Vincent de Paul which caters for Roundwood, Kilquade, Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy, Delgany and Newcastle have a Garden Party coming up in Trudder Grange on Sunday, 16 July, from 3-6pm.

It is a fund-raiser with all proceeds going to the St Vincent de Paul Conference’s work in these areas.

It promises to be a lovely afternoon with raffles, prizes, and entertainment provided by a string quartet.

Admission is €5 per head and we also welcome any additional donations.

To get to this beautiful house, go through Newtownmountkennedy and follow the signs for Glendalough.  Then at a roundabout, there is an exit for NEWTOWN GAA.  Proceed straight up that road and Trudder Grange is the first house on the left hand side.  We would greatly appreciate your support.  We’ll have balloons flying outside so you can’t miss us!

Please come and enjoy!  Thank you all for your regular and continued support without which we would not be able to function.

World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families has invited thousands of volunteers to join them for the once-in-a-generation event.

At least three thousand volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organising of the ninth World Meeting of Families event which Pope Francis asked Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to host in Dublin in 2018.

This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21 to 26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.

In addition to the volunteer recruitment drive, a ‘Host a Pilgrim/Family’ programme has also been launched with the aim of hosting pilgrims in family-homes based in and around Dublin.

Volunteering for the World Meeting of Families:

To apply to become a WMOF2018 volunteer, whether to start with helping with the preparations in the run up to the event and/or during the five days of the event, please visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer. Becoming a volunteer will include a formal online volunteer application, a training programme, as well as Garda vetting and screening process in line with WMOF2018 safeguarding policies. Volunteers must be resident in Ireland, over 18 years of age and re

spectful of the Catholic ethos of the event. Volunteers will also assist at related preparatory events which will take place around the country.

Host A Pilgrim/Family Programme:

A tradition of hosting pilgrims has grown around the World Meeting of Families over the years. Individuals and families from countries such as Peru, Ecuador, the Philippines, Bangladesh face significant costs if they wish to attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. These countries have had an Irish missionary presence in the past and some continue to do so today. World Meeting of Families 2018 is now actively seeking offers to provide accommodation for overseas pilgrims in family homes based in Dublin and in the greater Dublin area, and particularly in locations which are close to direct bus or rail links to the city centre. Applicants interested in hosting pilgrim, or a family, in their home, are invited to email volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie and please insert “Host a Family” in the subject field.

For more on the World Meeting of Families 2018 see www.worldmeeting2018.ie

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation

April 10, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
April 11, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

As a community, trusting in a loving God, we invite all families to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation on

Monday 10th April at 8pm in Holy Rosary Church, Greystones or

Tuesday the 11th April at 8pm in St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole

as a further step in preparing for the Sacrament of First Communion and Sacrament of Confirmation.

Prayer

Lord Jesus,

you did not come to judge or condemn the world,

but in order to save it.

Where others see the bad in people you see the good.

You recognised the value in everyone, and instilled in all a sense of worth.

Such was your willingness to show acceptance to the

unacceptable that many were scandalised by your behaviour.

Forgive us when we are self righteous,

and more concerned with judgement than mercy.

Forgive us for failing to see in ourselves

the wrong that we are ready to see in others.

Teach us to look at the world with your eyes,

and to deal graciously in all our relationships,

just as you have dealt graciously with us.

Amen

Taizé Prayer: A Journey Towards Easter

March 8, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 15, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 22, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 29, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
April 5, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
April 12, 2017 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We will hold a Taizé prayer service each Wednesday night of Lent in the Carmelite Monastery, Delgany from 8 to 9pm.

Starting on Wednesday the 8th March and based on the Gospel of the following Sunday, each Wednesday you are invited to take time out to reflect on our journey through Lent into Easter.

Taizé prayer invites us, through the repetition of simple chant, through gentle lighting, through moments of quiet into a space of reflection and experience of God in our lives.

All are welcome to take part on each or any Wednesday evening.

Reflections On The Passion

An account of the passion written by one of the Greystones parishioners.

This is a very emotive and graphic account well worth reading. However it may not be for those with sensitive dispositions.

Reflections On The Passion:


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