Current Notices

Our Visit to the Papal Mass

Are we there yet… are we there yet?

We are nearly there – we have to be patient – arrangements are being finalised and as soon as the coordinators in the pastoral area know all the plans, they will be in touch with us about bus departure times etc.

In the meantime… like every good boy scout and girl guide we can be prepared…

  • The Mass will start at 3 pm.
  • It is expected that the Mass will be under 2 hours in duration. The event will be over at 16:45pm.
  • Please be aware that it may take some time to make your exit, as there will be a large volume of people exiting at the same time.
  • You can bring what you can carry but here are some prohibited items…. see here
  • Ideally, bring some food, water, sun hat, rain gear, good walking shoes, walking buddies, sense of humour and an air of expectation!

    The following route guide is available here.

    If you cannot attend the mass in person, live coverage of the Mass and of the entire visit will be broadcast on RTÉ and other media outlets.

    Watch this space for more information…..

    At a Glance …

    NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome Alva, Lily, Bobby & Jacob 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.

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

    PASTORAL AREA ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 AND TO WELCOME POPE FRANCIS:

    COUCH TO PAPAL CROSS WALK: Are you travelling to the Phoenix Park to see the Pope?

    FAMILY OF FAMILIES CELEBRATION SUNDAY 19th Aug: A gathering of our community and friends. Come along!

    PASTORAL AREA VISIT TO THE RDS: Do you have a World Meeting of Families Congress ticket? Join us for the day! Details here.

    BOCELLI TO SING: Organisers of the World Meeting of Families have confirmed that the world-renowned tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will sing for Pope Francis at the Festival of Families in Croke Park on 25 August.

    PAPAL STAMPS: Nearly half a million €1 Euro stamps showing Pope Francis and another 103,000 €1.50 international stamps showing a family scene, will be issued on 26th July

    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.

    KNOCK PILGRIMAGE: Sun 30th Sep, Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine. Coach pick ups at Newtown, Kilcoole, Holy Rosary Greystones & Queen Of Peace Bray, cost €25.00. To book a seat phone Mary on 087 6284713, Everyone welcome.

    CEMETERY SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: Blessing of the Graves in The old Cemetery at Lott Lane, Kilcoole will take place following 8 p.m. Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole on August 15th.

    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

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    Registration & Preparation for Sacraments of Initiation

    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. This enables us to:

    • Schedule the appropriate preparation programmes
    • Determine the number of sacramental ceremonies needed
    • Resource these appropriately
    • Keep people informed of activities and events arranged as part of the preparation.
    • Keep in touch with people after the Sacrament itself.

    Baptism:

    We do not have on-line registration for the Sacrament of Baptism available yet. Please see the following information with respect to Baptism in the parish and contact the parish office on 01-2874025 to arrange a Baptism.

    Baptism in Holy Rosary & St. Kilian Parish

    The Sacrament of Baptism in a Parish

    First Communion:

    We encourage you to read through our policy document before completing the registration form.

    You can view it by clicking the following link:

    First Reconciliation and Communion Policy

    In order to complete the registration form, you will need to:

    • have discussed within your family that you are bringing your child forward for their First Communion and to have considered the implications of this from a religious perspective.
    • know the date and place of Baptism of the child you are registering.

    Proceed to complete the registration form below.

    This will redirect you to Kilquade parish website as this is where the administration for registration in the pastoral area takes place.

    Click the following link: First Communion Registration Form

    The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late October.

    All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

    Confirmation:

    We encourage you to read through our policy document  before completing the registration form.

    You can view it by clicking the following link:

    Confirmation Policy

    In order to complete the registration form, you will need to:

    • Know the date and place of Baptism of the young person being registered.
    • Have discussed with the young person that they are preparing for Confirmation and what that means for them.
    • Have considered the implications of this from a religious perspective

    Proceed to complete the registration form below.

    This will redirect you to Kilquade parish website as this is where the administration for registration in the pastoral area takes place.

    Click the following link: Confirmation Registration Form

    The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late October or early November.

    All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

    Your Parish Needs You!

    Yummy Traybakes!

    On Sunday Aug 19th, there will be a “Traybake Table” with a range of desserts for all present to sample! We are inviting you to bring a tray bake to share for this table.

    Give a little it will help a lot!

    So that all attending our parish family celebration can relax and enjoy the afternoon, can you spare an hour between 12-3pm on August 19th to help with various activities, for example handing out tea/coffee, keeping the place tidy?

    Please contact events@greystonesparish.ie or the parish office with your name, phone number and preferred half hour slot between 12 and 3pm. Thank you.

    Other Pastoral Plans for the World Meeting of Families

    Technical Difficulty with our Webcam

    ANNOUNCEMENT 3rd August 2018:

    Unfortunately, due to a technical difficulty the webcam is not working properly at the moment in Holy Rosary Church. There is intermittent availability.

    It is still worth trying to access it here - you never know your luck!!

    The problem is being investigated and will be resolved as soon as possible. Apologies.

    As an alternative options, if you wish to view Mass – the following parishes have webcams where you will be able to join a faith community in prayer. Click on the parish name to view.

    ProCathedral

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