Saturday, October 30, 2010

Some of the Latest News of the Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels Luke 19:1-10

1 Zacchaeus showed himself open to the call of Jesus, to the surprise of his contemporaries who thought there was no good in tax collectors. Sometimes the people who give us lessons in goodness may be people we previously disregarded. Recall when this happened for you.
2 It was the eagerness of Zacchaeus to see what kind of a man Jesus was that opened him up to conversion. When you consider moments of change in your life what were the interests or desires that prepared you for change?
3 The decision of Jesus to eat in the house of Zacchaeus broke the social norms of his day and scandalised those who saw him. When have you found table fellowship a useful way of breaking down artificial boundaries between people?
John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Monday 1st November is Feast of All Saints
We are all invited to participate in the celebration of Mass that day.
Mass Times will be
Saggart 9.00 am and 7.30pm
Newcastle 10.30am and 8.00pm
Rathcoole 12.00 am and 7.00 pm
(There will be no vigil mass on Sunday)
“it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead”
The Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available a the back of the church. They will be presented at the altar on every first Friday and kept in our prayers throughout the year.

The November Mass of Remembrance for the deceased and their families will take place in Saggart on Thursday 11th November at 7.30.And in St. Finian’s Parish, Newcastle on Sunday 7th at 10.30 am.
The next meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society will take place in Rathcoole church at 6.30 on Friday 6th November. All are very welcome.
On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul, thank you to everyone who contributed to their clothing appeal. They will be going to a worthy and worthwhile cause.
Eucharistic adoration takes place every Friday between 7.30 and 8.30. It is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time in the presence of God. You will be very welcome.
 
The Pope John Paul II Awards: Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome. For more information visit www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com or contact Anna Keegan akeegan@cyc.ie or Tel: 01 8725055

ORLAGH RETREAT CENTRE
Saturday, November 13: Where can you turn when things get bad?  This question, which is the theme for the DAY FOR YOURSELF in Orlagh on November 13th, resonates with the current economic and political climate.   However, its focus is elsewhere. It will look at the personal and faith resources we have at our disposal when we are in any difficult times.   The day will be led by Bernadette Toal and John Byrne and runs from 10.00 am to 430 pm with the opportunity os staying on for Mass at 4.30pm  Cost €50 (including lunch)
Sunday, November 14: The gospel for the coming liturgical year is the Gospel of Matthew.   On Sunday, November 14th, Sean Goan will lead a study day on this gospel under the title Emmanuel–God with us–Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.  The day runs from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (including lunch and Mass)  Cost €55.To book for either of these events contact Fr. John Byrne OSA, Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16   Tel (01) 495 8190;  Email: info@orlagh.ie

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

1 Today is Mission Sunday, a reminder to us that the Church and all its members are called to bring the good news of the gospel to others. Jesus sent out his disciples on a mission to let people know ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Recall when you have reached out to another in word or in deed to help them realise that they were cherished, perhaps by a word of sympathy or encouragement, or by giving a hand with a difficult task. What was it like for you to experience yourself as a person bringing help and encouragement to another?
2 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. When have you found it beneficial not to be working alone, but with another by your side? What difference did it make to how you felt, or to what you were able to achieve? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)
Email john@orlagh.ie

Reminder: Monday 1st November is All Saints Day
We are all invited to participate at Mass that day.
Mass Times will be
Saggart 9.00 am and 7.00pm
Newcastle 10.30am and 8.00pm
Rathcoole 12.00 am and 7.30 pm
(There will be no vigil mass on Sunday)


Note for the diary: The November Mass of Remembrance
For the deceased and their families will take place in Saggart on Thursday 11th November at 7.30
And in St. Finian’s Parish, Newcastle on Sunday 7th at 10.30 am.

Missions:Thank you to all who supported teh the special collection in aid of the missions and bought the Divine Word Christmas Cards in Rathcoole this weekend. You support in greatly appreciated. Irish Missionary Union hosts several events happening for the month of October, including, National Day of Prayer, Mass for Missionaries, Viatores Christi 50th Anniversary Conference. Please see www.wmi.ie for full details.

The Pope John Paul II Awards: Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome. For more information visit www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com or contact Anna Keegan akeegan@cyc.ie or Tel: 01 8725055


Emmaus Vocation Journey: Wondering where God is call you in life? Ever thought about a vocation to the diocesan priesthood? Why not give one Saturday morning a month for the next sic months looking at these questions. The Emmaus Vocation Journey is an opportunity for those between the ages of 19 to 35 or so to pray together, to discuss and to learn more. For more details contact: Fr. Eamonn Burke. 0868346071 or vocations@dublindiocese.ie

Friday, October 15, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels
Luke 18:1-8
1 The purpose of prayer is not to change God’s mind, but to change ourselves and we can be slow to move. When have you found that persistence in prayer strengthened your faith in the presence of God with you in that struggle?
2 The context of the story may be a concern about the delay in the final coming of the Lord. Have there been times when your persistence in prayer, or action, was eventually rewarded after a period when you had doubts about the outcome? What were the fruits of your persistent prayer?
3 Behind the story lies the final question of Jesus: Who does have faith? Who have been models of faith and trust in God for you? How has that trust been shown in their lives? How is it shown in yours?
John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Do This in Memory: Every blessing on our young children who will be beginning their Parish journey to their first Holy Communion this weekend. Thank you to their parents and guardians, especially to the co-ordinators. We hope you enjoy the experience too.

Note for the diary: The November Mass of Remembrance For the deceased and their families will take place in Saggart on Thursday 11th November at 7.30 and in St. Finian’s Parish, Newcastle on Sunday 7th at 10.30 am.

The Pope John Paul II Awards: Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome. For more information visit www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com or contact Anna Keegan akeegan@cyc.ie or Tel: 01 8725055

Emmaus Vocation Journey: Wondering where God is call you in life? Ever thought about a vocation to the diocesan priesthood? Why not give one Saturday morning a month for the next sic months looking at these questions. The Emmaus Vocation Journey is an opportunity for those between the ages of 19 to 35 or so to pray together, to discuss and to learn more. For more details contact: Fr. Eamonn Burke. 0868346071 or vocations@dublindiocese.ie

Eucharistic Congress Parish Representatives: Are you interested? We are being asked to nominate one of your parishioners who would be a liaison person for your parish with the Eucharistic Congress Office. Ideally this should be someone who is active in the mainstream of parish life and who would have a capacity to communicate with and motivate his or her fellow parishioners. An initial meeting for these delegates in each of the pastoral areas of the diocese will be held in the coming weeks and we would like as many as possible in attendance. Please email the details to admin@iec2012.ie or phone 01 808 7577 if you have any queries.

Monastic Weekend for Women: Join the Redemptoristine Nuns for a Monastic Weekend on the 22nd-24th October. We, the Redemptoristine Nuns are a contemplative order dedicated to the service of god and his people through prayer and supporting ourselves by our work. For more information contact Sr. Gabrielle at 086 8164179 or email: gabrielle.fox@redemptorists.ie
Just incase any of you / the women in your life are interested, there's a coffee morning with a twist on in Newcastle Hall this Mon Oct 18th to mark Breast Awareness Month. The Feel Good event will hear from a Marie Keating Foundation Breast Health Nurse, RTE nutritionist Aveen Bannon, life coach Brian Colburt PLUS special guest local celebrity cook Clodagh McKenna. There will even be FREE massages on offer - pamper perfect! Kick off at 10.30am please pass on word to women from Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart and Brittas.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

The Pope John Paul II Awards: Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome.


For more information visit www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com or contact Anna Keegan akeegan@cyc.ie or Tel: 01 8725055

Eucharistic Congress Parish Representatives: Are you interested? We are being asked to nominate one of your parishioners who would be a liaison person for your parish with the Eucharistic Congress Office. Ideally this should be someone who is active in the mainstream of parish life and who would have a capacity to communicate with and motivate his or her fellow parishioners. An initial meeting for these delegates in each of the pastoral areas of the diocese will be held in the coming weeks and we would like as many as possible in attendance.  Please email the details to admin@iec2012.ie or phone 01 808 7577 if you have any queries.


Sophia House
"A Fundraiser is being held in St. Marys GAA Hall, Saggart on Friday next the 15th of October to raise funds for Sophia Housing Cork Street, Sophia Housing which provides a home and support for many in Cork Street, visit www.sophia.ie for more insight in to their work.


 Fuaim Chonamara are putting on a concert  of sean nos dancing singing and lots more and Dessie O'Halloran will be singing and entertaining in his own imitable way.  Tickets are €25 and can be bought outside the Church following mass today or from Mary Lawless, Sally Dungan .  If you can please support this night .

Irish Missionary Union hosts several events happening for the month of October. Which include, National Day of Prayer, Mass for Missionaries, Mission Sunday Theme: Together in Mission, Viatores Christi 50th Anniversary Conference. Please see www.wmi.ie for full details.

Important!

A new timetable begins the weekend of 17th October 


Saturday Vigil Rathcoole 6.30
Newcastle 7.30

Sunday Saggart 9.00
Rathcoole 10.00
Briitas 10.30
Newcastle 10.30
Saggart 11.30
Rathcoole 12.00

Thank you to every one participated in the process of discernment towards a new Sunday timetable for the Celebration of the Eucharist.