Archive Notices

Holy Saturday Liturgies

HOLY SATURDAY
3rd APRIL Access: (click on the links)
10am Morning Prayer of the Church Live Stream
3pm Święconka Blessing of  Easter Baskets Live Stream
6.30pm Irish time

9pm

10.40pm

Join the Easter Vigil with Pope Francis

Easter Vigil from The Pro-Cathedral

Easter Vigil from Knock Shrine on RTE1

Live Stream

Live Stream

Live Stream

A recording of the streamed liturgy will be available to replay, click  here

Triduum Resources for Children are available by clicking here.

During our Morning Prayer on Holy Saturday, Fr. John used this video, click here.

Easter Sunday Liturgy

April 12, 2020 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

EASTER SUNDAY 4th April Access: (click on the links)
11.30am Mass of the Resurrection Live Stream

A recording of the streamed liturgy will be available to replay, click  here

Easter Sunday Resources for Children are available by clicking here.

Reconciliation Service

March 30, 2021 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Tuesday 30th March Access:

(click on the links)

8pm Reconciliation Service Live Stream

Liturgies for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

All Holy Week Liturgies are accessible from here.

This link will change to the next upcoming liturgy automatically.

Easter Mass Bouquets

Easter Mass Bouquets will be available from 11am to 1pm in the Pastoral Area Parish office in Kilian House Family Centre, Greystones and from 10am to 11am in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilquade, St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole and St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown.

DAY 23 : BEHIND HIM Luke 8:44

The crowd was impenetrable.  There was no chance Selah could speak to the Master on her own as she’d hoped. She slowed down, approaching the crowd. How was she going to do it now?

“Maybe…” Selah shook her head. No, she couldn’t do that. That was unlawful and too dangerous. If they caught her… “But if they didn’t?” Was there any chance of getting through the crowd unnoticed?

But even if she did, what was she going to say? How would she explain herself? “No, there was no way.” Selah turned back, took a step and stopped. Her body refused to move. She just couldn’t go back to where she has come from.

Selah stepped aside, making room for another two women pushing through the crowd. Selah watched with envy as the women smoothly made their way, engaging in conversation as they moved. Their faces were so radiant, so lucky. When was the last time Selah was that happy?

She closed her eyes, imagining coming up behind the Master and touching just the fringe of his garment. Imagine: twelve years of suffering cured just like that.

Selah spent all she had on doctors and they only made her worse. Why would it be different this time? But let her just try. She’d just touch him and slip into the crowd.

There will be nobody to notice her.

Who would pay attention to her pale hands?

Our Celebration of the Feast of St Patrick

On Wednesday 17th March, we celebrated the feast of St. Patrick.

The mass was streamed from St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.

Although we could not gather together in person, many parishioners were involved in this celebration although remotely.

The photographs of spring in the locality were taken by parishioners.

The History of Mothers Day in Ireland & a Prayer

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers, maternal figures and motherhood. While over in the USA the day originated in the early 20th century (created by West Virginian Anna Jarvis in honour of her late mother) and is celebrated in May, the Irish Mother’s Day, celebrated in March, has much older ties.

Originally referred to as Mothering Sunday, the tradition began as a religious custom. Held three weeks before Easter on the fourth Sunday in Lent, the day coincides with Laetare or Mid-Lent Sunday. Traditionally, Laetare Sunday was a day of respite from fasting, halfway through the penitential season of Lent.

The day’s association with motherhood stemmed from honouring Mary, Mother of God, and from the several references to mothers and metaphors for mothers in texts read in Mass in the Middle Ages. Inspired by one such psalm (‘We will go into the house of the Lord’), people began the tradition of calling to their ‘mother church’ on the day, typically the local cathedral.

During the 16th century, people continued to visit their ‘mother churches’ on Laetare Sunday. By this time, ‘mother church’ referred to either the church where one was baptised, the local parish church, or the nearest cathedral (the mother church of all the parish churches in a diocese). Partaking in the tradition was often called going ‘mothering’, a term recorded in 1644. The gatherings reunited families, and also gave children that worked as domestic servants, or as apprentices away from home (sometimes as young as ten years old), the chance to have the day off to join their family and see their mothers. It was traditional also for mothers to be presented with flowers, picked by children on the way home from church.

By the late 18th century, the practice was beginning to die out. However, during WWII, American and Canadian soldiers, feeling a crucial need to give thanks to their mothers whilst away at war, celebrated Mother’s Day, which sparked a revival for the tradition.

Today, the day holds a firm place in the Irish calendar. Due to American influence, the celebration is now more commonly referred to as simply Mother’s Day, and its traditions have evolved from presenting mothers with wildflowers picked on the way home, to the giving of cards, bouquets and gifts – and of course, the ever-popular breakfast in bed.

Written by Alannah Healy on March 9, 2021
(Roscommon People – Online Newspaper)

Invitation to Confirmation Candidates and their Families

March 9, 2021 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

On Tuesday March 9th at 7.30pm, all those registered for Confirmation in 2021 and those awaiting Confirmation from 2020, with their parents and sponsor, are invited to attend an online gathering.

We will pray together and provide information on the upcoming Confirmation Preparation Programme for candidates and their parents.

We ask that you have a candle with you. Ideally, if you can put your hands on your child’s Baptismal candle, it would be lovely to use this. Otherwise another candle will do.

This will be online at 7.30pm here.

This will be relayed from St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole.

We look forward to you joining us online this Tuesday evening.

Details of this were issued by email during the week. A copy of that communication is available here.

If you have not received this by email, it may be hiding in your spam or promotions folder. Alternatively maybe you have unsubscribed from parish communications (Stay Connected eletter).

A Guide For Families – Week 2

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