Thursday, February 11, 2010

From Newsletter: 14 February 2010

From Today's Gospel
What makes us happy? What makes us unhappy? If we wish to have some sense of fulfillment in this life, these questions are important. Jesus answered these questions in a way that defied common wisdom in his time, and today.

Problem with Alcohol?
Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open meeting on Tuesday 23 February 2010. Members will share how to recover from alcoholism.
Location
The Health Centre, Main Street, Rathcoole. (Its next to the Garda Station)
Phone: 01 8420700
Al-anon will also attend.
Remember "Alcoholism kills families"

Special Haiti Collection
Our sincerest thank you to all who contributed to the special collection at all Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February to contribute to relief assistance and the reconstruction in Haiti.


Parish Pilgrimage to LourdesTo all those thinking of joining us on our Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes. A 200e non-refundable deposit is required before the end of the month. It may be left into the Parish Office or any of the Sacristies. Our Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be taking place next year from the 26th June to the 1st July. It is always a wonderful event, full of healing, fun and the presence of God. We are looking forward to an even better pilgrimage in the coming year. Full details are on the notice board. Forms are available in the Sacristies of the Churches and the Parish Office.

Alpha
For the six weeks of Lent there will be an Alpha programme running in Rathcoole Church beginning on the 18th February – the day after Ash Wednesday. It is a wonderful way of learning and discussing a little more about the faith we share in a warm and hospitable way. Anyone who recently did the Alpha programme, can you please contact Sean O’Rourke, Parish Pastoral Worker, at the office.


AccordThis week, the second collection, ordinarily taken up for the SHARE fund, will be replaced by a special collection in support of ACCORD, the Catholic Agency which supports Marriage and Relationships. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Fundraising Concert – Haiti Appeal
A team of musicians and singers from home and abroad will spend St. Valentine’s Day “singing for Haiti” in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin. Funds raised will go help fund medical supplies for nurses working with the Camillian Order in Haiti – among them Irish nurse, Anita Ennis.

Music on the day will be lead by Fr. Marino Nguekam CSSp from Cameroon. Fr. Marino was featured recently on Joe Duffy’s Christmas Show and again on Spirit Level, the Sunday evening spiritual programme

Also taking part is the Romanian Opera singer, Michaela Loredana-Chirvase along with Mary Flynn, Patricia Bourle and Susan Kinsella from the Dublin Diocesan Music Group. Owen Lynch, a composer and singer from Newbridge will also take part with members of his Paradisum Choir. Tickets at the door on the day or from Pro-Cathedral Office.

The Pioneer Youth Weekend: The Pioneer Youth Weekend for 12-17-year-olds has been a highlight on the Pioneer calendar since 1998. This year it takes place in Gormanston College Co.Meath from the 2nd - 4th of July. The event is organised by the Meath Diocesan Youth Committee PTAA.

Fundraising for St. Mary's National School
A call for you old mobile phones. Join us in making use of your old phones. Hand them into the St. Mary's National School or place them in the box available in Saggart Church. When enough are collected, they can be transformed into interactive white boards which are invaluable for the modern classroom. Thanks for all your help.

Dublin Diocesan Young Adult Pilgrimage to Taize
The Office of Evangelisation have announced details of the Dublin Diocesan Young Adult Pilgrimage to Taize from 11th - 18th July 2010. Young adults are invited to join over two thousand other young Christians from around the world who come to this ecumenical monastery in Burgundy, France every week during the summer to experience the prayer and fellowship of the community founded by Brother Roger. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will be taking part. Cost of return flight and coach transfers, meals and basic accommodation for the week is e440 (incl. taxes and insurance).
For further information contact: Ewelina at the Office of Evangilisation, evangelisatoin@dublindiocese.ie or at 018087538
Or Fr Damian McNeice, 018087553, taizedublin@gmail.com

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