Saturday, July 24, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels
Luke 11:1-13

In the prayer Jesus gave us as a model, the focus is not on getting God to do what we want, but on trying to be open to what God wants: ‘Your kingdom come.’ That openness implies a trust that what God wants for us, is our good. When have you found that you benefitted when you were open to whatever happened and trusted that the Spirit was with you no matter what happened?
In the culture of the Middle East hospitality is a priority. It would be unimaginable not to help a friend. Just so, it is unimaginable that God will ignore our prayer. When you think of the reliability of God what are the images that you find helpful and that encourage you to persist in prayer?
John Byrne OSA (intercom)

Raise the Roof Golf Classic
Our thanks goes to all those who took part and helped organise the Raise the Roof Golf Classic in Beechpark Golf Club last Friday. It is greatly appreciated. All funds will be going to the Saggart Church Restoration Fund.

Conference to Celebrate the Year of EvangelisationTheme: Hail Mary Full of Grace Luke 1:28. Saturday & Sunday the 7th, 8th August 2010, All Hallows College Gracepark, Drumcondra. Booking fee €25 per day or €45 for two days. For further details see full notice on www.dublindiocese.ie or contact: Ms Nolan, 35 Edenmore Green, Raheny, D5 Email: Conference719@yahoo.ie Mobile: Bridie 087 7778179 or Karen 087 6162948

Celebrating Grandparents
Grandparents in Dublin will celebrate the feast day of the grandparents of Jesus with a special Grandparents Mass in Newman University Church, St Stephen’s Green. Mass will take place at 11am on Sunday, July 25th, one day before the feast day of St Joachim and St Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Further details are available on http://www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.com/.

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: takes place from 7th-12th Sept and we are looking for Parishes to nominate sick people who have not travelled as sick before. For further information please contact Geraldine or John in the Lourdes Office 01 8376820.

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