Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fr. Aidan Kieran, the editor, is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Junction 4’ our new combined Newsletter. 
It serves our two parishes, Saggart and Newcastle. We hope you like it. It is another example of the growing co-operation between our two parishes. It means that people throughout the two parishes (and they are two BIG parishes!) will be able to keep up with events across the whole district. It also means it will be possible for parishioners to advertise events and issue news across the two parishes in just one publication. The deadline for items to be included in the newsletter is 1pm on Friday. See notice below about how to make sure notices can be included

Dawn Chorus - May 29th 29th May 2011, Dawn chorus with 10am Mass Choir and Active Retirement . 7am Rathcoole Park, celebrating Bealtaine Festival

Niall Mellon Township Trust Fundraising Event Michelle Lawless, Pairc Mhuire. Saggart, is holding a fundraiser on the 7th of June next in Harolds Cross race track to raise funds for the Niall Melllon project. She is going for a week with the project in November to build houses in South Africa. The tickets are €10 each which is your entry in to the night and if you would like to support and are not able to go to Harolds cross you are in a draw for €1,000 on the night. Michelle’s number is 087 7599270.
 Newcastle Cemetery Masses At this time, we can confirm the following dates and times for cemetery Masses:
Newcastle (Ballynakelly) Sunday 12th June               3.30pm
Colmanstown                      Tuesday 14th June              7.30pm
Brownstown                                         Saturday 25th June             2.00pm
St. Finian’s Churchyard   Sunday 3rd July   10.30am               
 First Communion and Confirmation Congratulations Congratulations to the children and young people in our parish communities who have recently celebrated First Communion and Confirmation. We hope you had a very special day as you took this important step on your faith journey. Congratulations also to your parents, for whom these days are also very significant. The sacraments were celebrated as follows:
St. Martin’s NS Brittas                        First Communion                Sunday 8 May     Saggart
St. Mary’s Saggart and St. Martin’s Confirmation       Tuesday 10 May Saggart
Holy Family NS Rathcoole                               Confirmation                       Wednesday 11 May           Rathcoole
Scoil Chrónáin Rath Cúil                   Cóineartú                              Déardaoin 12 Bealt.            Tamhlacht
Scoil Chrónáin Rath Cúil                   Céad Comaoineach            Sathairn 14 Bealt.               Rath Cúil
On Tuesday 17th May, the 6th Class boys and girls of St. Finian’s NS Newcastle will celebrate their Ceremony of Light in St. Finian’s Church, Newcastle. Good luck to you all. 

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