Current Notices

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 www.dublindiocese.ie and follow the link.

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Social, Hobby and Craft Afternoon

March 3, 2019 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Free Craft, Hobby and Social afternoon First Sunday of each month from 3pm to 5.30pm.

This will run every first Sunday of the month. Over 18’s only.

Great activities from flower arrangement, knitting, embroidery to art classes take place on the day.

Bring a friend or find a friend and enjoy learning a new skill.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available for nominal charge with all donations going to local charity.

Hope to see you there at this fun and very popular event.

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.

At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome Theodore, Ned, Donnacha, Jude & Sienna, to our faith community. As they join our community through the waters of Baptism may they also continue to grow strong in body, mind and spirit in the years ahead.

HOSPITAL VISITATION: If you know of anyone who is sick in hospital or at home and would like a visit, please don’t hesitate to call one of the priests of the parish or the parish office.

SURVEY: 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”. Both surveys can be accessed online go to www.dublindiocese.ie and follow the link.

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.

CHARITY TAX REBATE: A big thank you for all who have supported the parish this past year. We are completing our Charity Tax Rebate forms at the moment. I would kindly ask those who did receive a CHY3 form to please return them to the Parish Office as soon as is convenient. Thank You.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC?: Are you or someone you know interested in finding out more about the Christian Faith and the Catholic Church. If so please contact Fr. John after Mass or make enquiries to the Parish Office. We will begin our preparation for Adults wishing to be baptised or indeed make their 1st Communion or be Confirmed in the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil next Easter soon during the month of September.

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

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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