Archive Notices

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.


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 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.


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

Rejoice! He is Risen! Alleluia!

“The God of the cosmos,

the creator,

in his love and compassion,

has healed humanity of death

by sending his Beloved Son

in an act of self-emptying love and service,

freeing us from the power of sin

and making us into a new creation

through the Holy Spirit.”


This is the
great Easter cry
that fills our hearts.
The Lord’s bursting
out from the tomb of death
is a gigantic explosion of
new energy,
new force,
new life.
Like an atomic explosion, his victory releases a new and immense
power that can flood over the whole world,
changing everything that receives it.
His resurrection brakes open
a deep and unyielding prison that holds captive our hope,
our vision, our very souls.
No longer is our horizon darkened
by the black cloud of inevitable death
and oblivion.
No longer are we captive
to the selfishness and sin
that springs from that ultimate darkness.
Now we can see further that death!
We glimpse a new dawn.
In the light of the Rising Son
everything we do and say,
our very being,
is filled with
new hope, new purpose, new joy.
The fall-out from this explosion of the Holy Spirit was seen first
in the lives of the apostles and the first communities of the disciples of Jesus.
In their meetings with the Risen Christ
they were filled with such joy and zeal for life.
They were off,
like sprinters from the starting blocks,
proclaiming the ‘good news’ of
Jesus right across the world.

Faith for Life

Deepening the Connection between Faith and Life

A member of our Faith Community participated in the Faith for Life Course which ran from the Autumn of 2018 to the Spring of 2019.

Attached is her faith-for-life-testimony given at the final group presentation which some of our parishioners were fortunate to attend.

Also are details of a Social Analysis Project which considered bringing an aspect of Laudato Si to life by considering a project related to the Care of our Common Home.

The Social Analysis Project considered the use of Eco Bricks – a project initiative underway by the Seal Rescue Ireland.

Details about ecobrick workshops in Seal Rescue Ireland in Courttown are below or Dublin based at

If you would like to consider participating in a Faith For Life Course, contact the office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism. Details of the 2019-2020 programme are below.

Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism

Reconciliation for Easter

Confessions for Easter

This will give us all an opportunity to prepare for our Easter celebrations and to experience the healing love of God.

10am – 1 pm: St. Joseph’s, Newtown
10:30am – 11:30am: Holy Rosary, Greystones
10 – 11 am: St. Patrick’s, Kilquade
12 – 1 pm: St. Anthony’s, Kilcoole
12 – 1 pm: St. Kilian’s, Blacklion

Welcoming Ceremony

April 7, 2019 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Welcoming Ceremony

The welcoming ceremony is part of the celebration of baptism in the community.  It is intended to be a way of introducing the children to the Christian community to which they will belong and become a part of, as they grow in their faith.

The welcoming ceremony will take place as part of the Sunday Mass on the 2nd Sunday of the month before the month of Baptism of the child. For example, if your child’s Baptism ceremony is in July then you will take part in the Welcoming Ceremony on the 2nd Sunday of June. It will take place within the 11:30am Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

In April due to Palm Sunday being on the second Sunday, this ceremony will take place on April 7th.

The first stage of baptism will be celebrated at this Mass.  You will present your child to the community to be welcomed and your child will also be anointed on the heart at this time. Please note that the Godparents of your child and other family members are very welcome to come to this ceremony.

St. Patrick’s Day

Some images of our involvement in St. Patrick’s Day in our pastoral area

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