Current Notices

Social, Hobby and Craft Afternoon

May 13, 2018 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Come and join in this initiative to share a skill, pick up a new hobby or simply find a friend.

Continuing on the first Sunday of every month.

Next gathering on Sunday May 13th from 3-5.30pm, in Kilian House Family Centre.

The last one this season – resumes Sun Sept 2nd!

If you have a skill to share, or are interested in learning a new hobby, do come along.

It is an opportunity to share what we know, learn something new and have a chat and a cup of tea in a relaxed environment.

shc-nov-14shc-43Areas of interest will include art, flower arranging, knitting & craft, quilting & patchwork, cross stitch & embroidery, crotchet, sewing, card making, spinning & bobbin lace making, a gadget group (for all your digital queries), games corner including cards, and dominoes.

Other areas will emerge over time. If you have a talent or hobby you would like to share or develop further, bring along what you have and lets get going!

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See lots of photos from previous gathering here.

Together, we can all continue to make it happen!

Whatever your interest is, you are welcome to come along and join us. 18 years and over.

Hope to see you there. Spread the word!

An outreach initiative to bring people together from the wider Greystones Community.

All Welcome!

Refreshments available at €1.50.

See the poster here. Feel free to download it and send it to friends.

Next gathering is on Sunday Apr 8th from 3-5.30pm.

At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome Caoimhe, Sena, Matilda, Richard & Cillian who will join our community through the waters of Baptism this weekend. May they continue to grow strong in body, mind and spirit in the years ahead.

ATTENTION MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST: New rosters are now being prepared, Please contact Barbara Thomas with changes by Tues, May 1st at barbarathomas2@gmail.com or 087- 2347471.

SOCIAL, HOBBY AND CRAFT AFTERNOON: Come and join in this initiative to share a skill, pick up a new hobby or simply find a friend. Next gathering is on Sunday May 13th from 3-5.30pm, in Kilian House Family Centre. The last one this season – resumes Sun Sept 2nd!

SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS: Over the coming weeks of Eastertide we will be celebrating our 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. These are special days not only for our boys and girls but for the whole community as we celebrate our young people growing in faith. Please do keep our young people in your prayers over theses coming weeks.

COME HOLY SPIRIT – TOUCH OUR HEART: A series of six Scripture Sessions will take place on Tuesdays in Kilian House Family Centre 10:45 – 11:45am, starting 10th April. Each session is based on a reading of the Gospel for the following Sunday, explanation, discussion and some suggestions for further prayer during the week. All are welcome.

HOLY ROSARY SOUP & SANDWICHES: Kilian House Family Centre; April 25th , from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches. Followed by tea/coffee and cake. Suggested donation, €5.00. All proceeds goes to local charities.

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 www.worldmeeting2018.ie

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

Sacramental Preparations

Over the coming weeks of Eastertide we will be celebrating our 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies.

These are special days not only for our boys and girls but for the whole community as we celebrate our young people growing in faith.

Please do keep our young people in your prayers over theses coming weeks.

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.”

CHRIST IS RISEN!
ALLELUIA!

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.
HAPPY EASTER!

Watch and Pray…

A time of quiet, and gentle reflection in Kilian House Family Centre.

Come sit with Jesus.

You can be there for as long or as short a time as you feel drawn to.

You can arrive at any time.

Holy Saturday 31st March

March 31, 2018 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Join us for today’s liturgies in person or via our webcam.

Morning Prayer of the Church 10am: Holy Rosary, Greystones.

CONFESSION

The best spiritual preparation we can make for Easter is to celebrate the Lord’s forgiveness and healing in our lives in preparation for our Easter celebrations and to experience the healing love of God.

Below are the times and churches for Confession:

  • 10am – 1pm: St. Joseph’s, Newtown
  • 10.30am-11.30am: Holy Rosary, Greystones
  • 10 am – 11am: St. Patrick’s, Kilquade
  • 12pm – 1pm: St. Anthony’s, Kilcoole
  • 12pm-1pm: St. Kilian’s, Blacklion.

SWIECONKA – BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS

  • 3pm: St. Anthony’s Kilcoole

EASTER VIGIL

This is the biggest celebration in the Church’s liturgical calendar. We have the lighting and blessing of the Easter Fire, lighting of the Paschal Candle, blessing of Easter water and renewal of baptismal promises along with a celebration of the first Mass of Easter.

Time and churches are

  • 7pm: St. Joseph’s, Newtown
  • 9pm: St. Patrick’s, Kilquade
  • 9pm: Holy Rosary, Greystones

Easter Sunday 1st April

Normal Sunday Schedule

8,30 am St. Josephs, Newtownmountkennedy

9.30 am Carmelite Convent, Delgany
10.00 am St. Kilians, Greystones
10.30 am St. Anthony’s, Kilcoole
11.00 am Holy Rosary, Greystones (available on parish webcam)
11.30 am St. Josephs, Newtownmountkennedy
12 Noon St. Patrick’s, Kilquade
12.15pm Holy Rosary, Greystones (available on parish webcam)

No Evening Mass in Kilcoole on Easter Sunday

Of all of God’s gifts
Easter shows us our fate
forgiven we will rise
and pass through Heaven’s gate
this Easter remember
the sacrifice of a Son
and through His resurrection
eternal life we have won
this Easter I pray
that the love of God
is resurrected
reborn, renewed
inside your heart.

God Bless You!

Holy Week Services in Greystones 2018

Services will be held in Holy Rosary Church Greystones, unless otherwise stated.

Tues 27th March:

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 8pm

Holy Thursday 29th March:

Morning Prayer of the Church: 10am.

Mass of The Lord’s Supper: 7.30pm

Adoration at the Altar of Repose: 9pm-10.30pm

Good Friday 30th March:

Morning Prayer of the Church: 10am.

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross from Holy Rosary Church to St. Patrick’s Church: 12 noon.

Solemn Liturgy of the Passion: 3pm.

Prayer around the Cross: 8pm in St. Kilian’s Church Blacklion.

Holy Saturday 31st March:

Morning Prayer of the Church: 10am.

Confessions: 10.30-11.30am Holy Rosary Church; 12-1pm St Kilian’s Blacklion

Easter Vigil Mass: 9pm.

Easter Sunday 1st April:

Masses 11am & 12.15pm.

Reflections On The Passion

An account of the passion written by one of our Greystones parishioners.

This is a very emotive and graphic account well worth reading. However it may not be for those with sensitive dispositions.

Reflections On The Passion:


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