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Do You Want To Fast This Lent?


Do you want to fast this Lent?

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries and trust in God.
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

Read the child friendly version below – adapted from Pope Francis’ words.

St. Patrick’s Day

Due to the parade there will be a change to the Sunday morning Masstime in Holy Rosary Church. On Sunday 17th March, Mass will be at 10am.

An Cór Gaelach will be singing.

Other Mass times on Sunday as normal.

When Does Lent Start?

March 6, 2019 10:00 am to 10:45 am
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm

We will celebrate the beginning of the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on 6th March 2019.

Lent is a time of prayer and fasting as we prepare to celebrate Easter, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Church’s biggest celebration in the liturgical year.

Lent is a time for authentic conversion and for coming to know Christ as the bringer of justice. Our journey is towards him.

Lent is a time of many blessings; in fasting, in prayer and almsgiving, in self examination, confession, purification and healing, in contrition, conversion and repentance.

Lent then is a wonderful opportunity to know anew and afresh they mystery and grace of God revealed in Christ Jesus. This mystery, kept hidden but now fully revealed in Jesus who is God’s Mercy, God’s Love and God’s Justice.

Let us use this Lent well.

Let us experience God’s gift of loving justice in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebrate its fruit in Easter Eucharist.

Holy Rosary Choral Concert by Cappella

March 22, 2019 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

We are hosting CAPPELLA mixed voice choir supported by Corde Chamber Choir in the Holy Rosary Church on Friday 22nd March at 8pm.

The cost of tickets are €10 and the concert will be used as a fundraiser for charity.

Tickets available from next week form the parish office.

Sacraments Not Conveyor Belts

The Archdiocese of Dublin is seeking the views of the faithful on how to improve the preparation and celebration of sacraments, especially Holy Communion and Confirmation. Sacraments are not conveyor belts. They are not just social occasions, although they are social, but “they are fundamentally moments of faith”.

“We want to see how is the best way in the years to come, to prepare children and families for the celebration of the sacraments.” He said the review process was important and significant. “If we all play our part, it can have a transforming effect. It can help change the quality of how we accompany young parents and young families. It can help us form tomorrow’s church; a church of faithfilled families who are confident witnesses.”

The survey arises from a growing need to review the preparation for sacraments. “Many people are asking how can these celebrations be joyful encounters with the Risen Christ rather than just ‘rites of passage’? How can they be celebrations of a vibrant faith rather than the ‘conveyor belt’ they are often described?” asked the Archbishop. “The first step in the consultation will be to listen. The review group wants to listen to the people who are most involved with these sacraments. They will listen to parents. They will listen to clergy, to pastoral workers and catechists, to sacramental teams, to pastoral councils, as well as to others in the parish. In addition, in the case of First Communion and Confirmation, they will listen to people in our schools, to principals and to teachers.”

Both surveys can be accessed online go to and follow the link.

Do it today!!!

Soup and Sandwiches

February 27, 2019 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Why not come along and join in for lunch on the last Wednesday of the month in Kilian House Family Centre.

It is a gathering for a chat and some delicious food. All welcome!

See photos here.

Blessing of Couples who will be Married in 2019

February 17, 2019 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

All couples getting married in 2019 in Greystones & Kilquade Parishes are very welcome to come along to Holy Rosary Church, Greystones Sunday, 17th February 2019 at 6:30pm to bless you both in your relationship and bless your engagement ring.

Refreshments in Kilian House Family Centre beside the church after 6.30pm Mass.

Preparation of Sunday Mass Readings

Do you wish that you understood more of the background to the Sunday Mass Readings?

Come along to Kilian House Family Centre after Mass any Tuesday 10.40 – 12.00 p.m.

Join in reading the Scripture passages chosen for the next Sunday’s Mass, teasing out their meaning and checking on their relevance for you in to-day’s world.

All are welcome.

Healing Mass for the Sick

February 9, 2019 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

February 11th is World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses.

The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes.

We will celebrate a Healing Mass for the Pastoral Area which will include an anointing of the sick at the 6pm Vigil Mass on 9th February in Holy Rosary church.

All Welcome.

Sacristan Vacancy

The parish is looking for new sacristan for Holy Rosary Church for the new year.

The work involves the opening/closing of the church, preparing the church for all liturgical celebrations in each week (including availability for funerals, weddings etc), and organising and running the sacristy on a week to week basis.

If you are interested in this position please send your CV with references to Fr. John, the Parish Priest, (c/o the Parish Office).

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