Archive Notices

Taizé Prayer in Advent 2020

December 18, 2020 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm

We will hold our traditional Taízé Prayer service on each Friday in Advent. Our final one will be on 18th Dec at 8pm.

It will take place as part of our Night Prayer on ZOOM.

The liturgy will be aimed at helping us to reflect on and prepare for the feast of the Nativity. This offers us a wonderful opportunity to make the spiritual journey that Advent invites us into.

All of the traditional elements of lighting, chant, reflection, intercessions and quiet prayer will be included.

Get out your candles, we will create a Taizé space across the parishes and beyond.

The zoom code is: 779 326 577.

The link is :

See the website for help on accessing zoom – ask a friend or family member to help you set it up if required.

We Need Your Help…

As we resume our community gatherings in our Church buildings, we need people to help.

We need people to help welcome and gather people at each Mass as they arrive and as they leave and these then to help sanitise and prepare the space after each Mass in order to have it ready for the next liturgy taking place.

We need YOU, a lot of you, to put your names forward to be part of this team who will enable us as a community to gather, to pray together, to live out the Eucharist, not only in that moment but in how we as a community grow and care for each other.

If you can give an hour once every couple of weeks we would be most grateful.

We Can’t Do It Without Your Help…

If we do not get sufficient numbers to help with Welcome and Protect Ministry, continuing as we are with weekend and weekday Masses may need to be reviewed.

At the moment with our duty of care to all of the faith community, we ask that volunteers are under 70 years of age.

We have been doing extraordinary work in supporting each other in the past months we need to continue this as we continue growing in love and understanding of God in our every moment.

Please complete this form and we will be in touch with you.

Together, we can meet this challenge! Thank you.

Booking for The Sacrament of Reconciliation

As a faith community, we are delighted to welcome you to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Pastoral area.

It is necessary to book a place/appointment so to assist in managing the numbers attending and for contact tracing purposes (a requirement of the HSE).

An Appointment process is available for The Sacrament of Reconciliation – click here.

Than you for your cooperation with these necessary processes.


For the month of December:

Mass bookings here

Sacrament of Reconciliation bookings here

Hold A Space For Me – Pre-booking for Mass

The celebration of Public Masses in the Pastoral area is now available but for a maximum of 50 people at any one Mass.

However, it is necessary to make a booking:

  • to assist in managing the numbers attending and
  • for contact tracing purposes,

Booking is available HERE

You are encouraged to pre-book through the website, however some may not have this facility and in these cases only you may pre-book by phone.

If you are booking for someone else, please use their name followed by their contact number (e.g. John Smith 01 12345678) and if they do not have an email address, please enter your email address so to receive a confirmation email. The contact number is required for contact tracing purposes.  Thank you.


As the Sunday obligation is still suspended, if you have the time to come during the week, please do so, to facilitate others who are only available to attend Mass at the weekends.

Weekend Masses are usually full, but the good news is that there is availability during the week. However, BOOKING is essential for monitoring numbers attending and for HSE contact tracing.

We are asking that we all think and act as a community, so to facilitate everyone’s desire to return to celebrating the Eucharist as a community.

Therefore, you are encouraged to:

  • Attend during a weekday if you can, rather than a Sunday
  • Attend once during the month
  • As we have been doing, continue to join with us in prayer online.
  • If vulnerable, please continue to join in prayer from home via the webcam
  • All those attending must pre-book for EACH mass you wish to attend
  • Please avoid “just turning up”

The churches where Mass will be celebrated are:

  • The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Newtownmountkennedy

Masses will be as follows:

  • Saturdays 6pm in The Holy Rosary Church and 7.30pm in St. Anthony’s Church
  • Sunday morning, 10.30am in St. Anthony’s Church and 11:30am in The Holy Rosary Church
  • Sunday evening. 6.30pm in The Holy Rosary Church

The streamed Mass at 11.30am on a Sunday will continue also.

Masses are available for a maximum of 50 people at any one Mass,  as follows:
  • Monday to Friday: The Holy Rosary Church,  St. Anthony’s Church at 10am
  • Monday to Friday:  (except Thursday) St. Joseph’s Church (9.30am)
  • No Saturday morning Mass

Crosscare Appeal

Crosscare is an agency of our diocese providing care and support for those most in need.

They have issued an appeal for donations of new toiletry products in their original packaging, Soaps, Shampoo, Toothpaste, hand soap, baby hygiene products.

Their foodbanks are finding it difficult to keep stock at a level that can meet the demand.

Including such items in your next grocery shop is one simple way that communities can support each other.

Resilient faith: Advent spirituality for a time of pandemic

A set of talks by Sean Goan, Jessie Rogers and Kieran O’Mahony. Available from the 23rd November, to view and digest in your own time. Registration for access to them is open now. Cost is €20 per household.

Registration details

Registration & Preparation for Sacraments in 2021

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.

Details of the registration process for these is available here.

Registration for a Sacrament is available here.

NOTE: These links will redirect you to the Kilquade website where the technology allow us have registration forms for the entire faith community of Greystones and Kilquade.

A Light House Christmas

A simple care package, filled with love & care, can have a HUGE impact.

There are currently 8,600+ people homeless across Ireland, this includes adults and children.

Help us care for the homeless with our Light House Christmas Donation drive!

At a time when we are all severely restricted, let’s reflect on the call to reach out and help others, many of us feel a sense of purpose by supporting our community who has acute basic human needs.

How to get involved?

You can donate items from the list below, write an encouraging note or card and drop it off at:

Hillside Evangelical Church Or St Patricks Church in Greystones on one of these dates:

  • Friday 20th November 8.30-9.30am
  • Friday 27th November 9.30-10.30
  • Friday 4th December 10.30-11.30
  • Friday 11th December 11.30-12.30

Deadline for donations is 12.30pm Friday 11st December.

Items to donate for ADULTS

• Water bottle (still) • Socks, Beanies, Scarves, Gloves • Tinned Tuna (pull tab) and Crackers • Granola Bar or cereal bar • Pot Noodles • Cookies/Biscuits • Hand wipes • Pack of Kleenex • Toothbrush and toothpaste • Nail clippers • Band Aids • Heat packs • Hand Cream • Chapstick • Comb or small brush • Ladies Personal hygiene products • Mints, cough drops or gum • Watertight gallon-size zipper lock plastic bag

Items to donate for CHILDREN

• Arts and craft materials/kits • Colouring in books • Crayons, pencils • Games • Toys • Reading books • Hair accessories for girls • Hats, gloves, scarves • Footballs/football related items • Balls, Small cars, Puzzels • Chocolate/selection boxes/Jelly’s

*  Pack food items separately

* Avoid mouthwash or hand sanitiser as they contain alcohol

All items donated will be used to create packages that will be distributed by The Light House team to those in need.

In adherence with current guidelines all precautions are taken.

An initiative supported by Co. Wicklow Volunteer Centre

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