Current Notices

Social, Hobby and Craft Afternoon

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.

Learn more by watching here: Social Hobby & Craft Afternoon

Job Vacancy – Parish Area of Kilquade and Greystones

The Parish is recruiting a Parish Office Administrator.

Duties will include:

  • Providing an administrative service to the Parish Area of Kilquade and Greystones.
  • Managing the Parish Office with the effective use of up to date office systems.
  • Receiving members of the public and dealing with enquiries.
  • Administration for Mass preparations; Baptisms; Confirmations; Weddings; Funerals
  • All areas of Finance together with weekly collections and lodgements.
  • Accounting and Payroll.  Maintaining and updating accounts using Accounts IQ and Pastoral Management.   Prepare payroll for all Parish staff.  Engaging with Revenue and all Diocesan reporting requirements.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 5 Years administrative experience.
  • Robust book keeping experience essential.  A certificate in Accounting Technicians of Ireland desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Accounts IQ desirable.
  • Database experience
  • Knowledge of HR management and practices.
  • Knowledge of Social Media.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.

A detailed job description is available at this link: parish-office-administrator-2019.

Applications attaching an up to date Curriculum Vitae and cover letter should be made to Fr. John Daly, Parish Priest, Kilquade Parish.  Please email frjohndaly@kilquadeparish.ie no later than 5.00 pm on Friday 6th September  2019.

At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome  Sophia, James, Grace & Sean, into 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.

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER OPENING HOURS: The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays for the month of August.

MOMENTS OF SUMMER BEAUTY: As we are experiencing glorious weather, there are moments of beauty about the place which are worth sharing and being present to as they remind us of our Creator. Why not send in your images to communicationsgroup@greystonesparish.ie We will display your “Moments of Summer Beauty” on the parish website for all to see…

NEW ALTAR FOR ST. KILIAN’S CHURCH: We are delighted to announce that the beautiful Marble Altar that was at the centre of all liturgical celebrations in Delgany monastery will be reconstructed in the last few weeks of August as the new altar for St. Kilian Church in Blacklion.

DUBLIN DIOCESE LOURDES ASSOCIATE APPEAL: This year we hope to bring 190 people from all over the Diocese of Dublin. This outdoor collection will take 24th/25th Aug.

REGISTRATION FOR PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION OR CONFIRMATION IN 2020: Registration for the preparation programme is now open on our website and closes on the 30th of September 2019. If you have a child entering either 2nd or 6th class in school this September then please register for the preparation programme during this coming week.

PARISH GOLF CLASSIC FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2019 Greystones Golf Club Morning 9 Hole Tee Off from 9am With Light Lunch €120 – Morning 9 Hole Golf & Light Lunch. Shotgun Tee-off 2pm Followed by Dinner & Entertainment at 7:30pm €300 – Golf & Dinner per team of 4 or €75 per person Golf & Evening Dinner or €35- Dinner & Entertainment Golden Ticket Raffle / Auction Contact us on: golfclassic@greystonesparish.ie or Pat O’Neill on 0868263796. PLACES ARE LIMITED!!

ON GOING ROOF WORKS IN HOLY ROSARY CHURCH We have completed phase one of the works on the Holy Rosary Church. Additional work will take place in September and so Holy Rosary church will be closed from Monday 2nd September through to Saturday 21st September. During this period all Masses etc will be celebrated in St. Kilian’s Church, Blacklion.  Weekday Mass will be celebrated at 10am as per usual. However Sunday Masses from Sunday 8th September will change for the month. See details here. Thank you for your cooperation and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

SOCIAL HOBBY & CRAFT: Returns on Sunday 1st September to Kilian House Family Centre; 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All Welcome.

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.

CHARITY TAX REBATE: A big thank you for all who support the parish through the Planned Giving Collection. This is the only collection that stays in the parish. You can further support the parish by completing a CHY3 form. This permits the parish to claim the tax back on your donations to the parish. It is a simple process that can yield extra funds to support parish initiatives. Contact the parish office for further details. 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.

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

Moments of Summer Beauty

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As we are experiencing glorious weather, there are moments of beauty about the place which are worth sharing and being present to as they remind us of our Creator.

Why not send in your images to communicationsgroup@greystonesparish.ie

We will display your “Moments of Summer Beauty” for all to see. If you include people in your pictures, please ensure you have their permission to use this photo as it will be displayed on the parish website.

Let us gather together a record of those moments of Summer Beauty and Wonder… from wherever you are in the world!

Beauty of Summer

Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!

Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.

Thank You for the beauty I see all around me

and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.

Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,

and for the more casual pace of the summer season.

Amen.

Author unknown

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

―John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

An Evening Out With Our Youth

Some youth members of the Family Mass Choir, Altar Servers and friends gathered with some other “youthful minded” people for an evening together on Thursday 25th July.

We walked the Cliff Walk from Greystones to Bray – the rides in the fun fair motivated some while the bag of chips on offer drove others along!!

There were beacons of light shining along the walk with various shades of red on the walkers’ faces as we made our way to Bray – but it was great crack – the view was spectacular, the chat was mighty and there were a few laughs too!

Yes – we even let them go on this ride…. Reaching for the Heavens

Not for the faint hearted!

Click on the first photo to enlarge it and use the next button at the bottom of the photo to navigate.

Registration for First Communion and Confirmation

September 30, 2019

Participation in the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation require preparation on behalf of the person, their sponsors and their families.

It is policy in the Greystones and Kilquade Pastoral area that all register for each of these Sacraments in advance of the Sacrament.

Families need to register for the Preparation Programme.

Registration needs to be completed by Monday 30th September, 2019 in order for the family to be included in the programme for the coming year.

You can find out more about our preparation programme and registration process by following this link:

Registration for Sacramental Preparation

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