Current Notices

At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome Charlotte, Edie, Cian, and Éabha who joined our community through the waters of Baptism recently. May they continue to grow strong in body, mind and spirit in the years ahead.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE DOING EXAMS: All those sitting exams and those supporting them will be remembered in prayers at this time.

SUMMER ARRANGEMENTS: The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays for the months of July and August.

LOURDES PRAYER PETITIONS: We have 55 pilgrims from Greystones & Kilquade parishes heading to Lourdes on June 21st for a five day pilgrimage. If you’d like a prayer petition left at Our Lady’s grotto on your behalf please place it in a sealed envelope (no money) and it will be taken to Lourdes on our parish pilgrimage. All petitions should be left in the Parish Office before 20th June. Thank you.

PARISH BANNER OF THE WORLD MEETING OF THE FAMILIES: Did you miss out on signing a block for our quilt? . Don’t worry, you can still do so , just call Joan before the 27th June.

CEMETERY SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: Mass for deceased loved ones will be celebrated in the Redford Cemetery on Friday 29th June at 8pm. Mass will be celebrated in New Cemetery, Kilquade on Sunday 22nd July at 12 noon, weather permitting of course.

ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH, KILCOOLE, CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY: St. Anthony’s church was officially opened in July 1968. We are planning a year of celebrations marking it’s place in our community. On Sunday 29th July to mark it’s 50th anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole at 12 Noon. (There will be no 10.30 Mass in Kilcoole on that day). Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilquade will be celebrated at 10.30 am that day in lieu of 12 noon.

A FAMILY OF FAMILIES: Save the date – Sunday August 19th and watch this space for a parish gathering to mark the week of the World Meeting of Families!

THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES has invited thousands of volunteers to join them for the once-in-a-generation event. There are various ways to become involved… check out their website. Registration for tickets to attend the event is open also. For more information on all aspects of the programme see

SPREAD THE WORD: A Thriving, Vibrant Community Matters – Support Our Advertisers on the back page of the newsletter! Thank you.

All this news and more, available and in further detail on the Parish Information Sheet

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

“A Joy for all the Earth” 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.

Sheet music available here:




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.

Social, Hobby and Craft Afternoons

The Social, Hobby and Craft Afternoon finished for the summer in May and will resume again on Sunday 2nd September from 3 – 5.30pm.

While learning new crafts, making new connections and having a cuppa, those who attended contributed €400 to the Wicklow Hospice by drinking lots of tea and coffee!

The organising group would like to sincerely thank everyone for all their hard work and giving up so much of their free time to make these afternoons such special community social events.

Looking forward to gathering again in September. It is open to everyone – so save the date and come along!

Soup and Sandwiches

While there is a break for the summer, the gathering will resumes again in September. All welcome!

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.

See photos here.

Volunteers Invited to Sign up for WMOF 2018

The World Meeting of the Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims.

Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of generous volunteers who will put their love and talents to service.

Would like to volunteer… there are different ways to become involved – see more here.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Gathering for Parents

June 17, 2018 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word group looks forward to meeting parents after the 12.15 mass on Sunday, the 17th of June, for a coffee and a chat.

It’s an opportunity for you to learn more about what the children experience with a view to coming on board and lending your support from September.

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