Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

Mass for Exam Students The Vigil Mass on Saturday June 4th at 6.30pm in Rathcoole Church will be specially dedicated to all students sitting exams at this time of year.We hope that after this Mass young people will leave with a sense of hope for the future, knowing that God is their friend, a friend who will ALWAYS be there for them, even when things seem to be going wrong, and that the Holy Spirit will inspire them, both during their study and the exams themselves.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Congratulations Congratulations to the children of St.Mary’s NS Saggart and St. Finian’s NS Newcastle who celebrated First Holy Communion on Saturday May 28th. Congratulations also to the 6th Class boys and girls of St. Finian’s NS who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday May 24th in Newcastle. We hope you all had a very special day as you took these important steps on your faith journey. Congratulations also to your parents, for whom these days are also very significant.

Eucharistic Congress 2012 Preparation is well underway for the International Eucharistic Congress due to take place in Dublin from June 10th to 17th, next year. As part of the preparation, a short National Eucharistic Congress will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June25th and 26th, this year.
People from every diocese will gather together in Knock on Saturday June 25th and there will be a liturgical celebration in each diocese the following day, Sunday June 26th, the feast of Corpus Christi.
On a more local level, it is hoped that two (or more) representatives from each parish, will participate in the celebrations in Knock on the Saturday. They will bring a Eucharistic Congress Candle to Knock on behalf of each our parishes, and these candles will then be solemnly lit at the Sunday Masses in our own churches.
There is also an invitation for one family from each parish to the Pro-Cathedral on Sunday June 26th for a celebration of Mass at which Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will formally light the Diocesan Eucharistic Candle.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society The Rathcoole Saggart branch of the St Joseph's Young Priests Society are holding their monthly meeting in Rathcoole Church on Friday June 3rd at 6.30pm. All welcome

Niall Mellon Township Fundraiser Michelle Lawless, Pairc Mhuire. Saggart, is holding a fundraising event on Tuesday June 7th 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. Tickets €10, and if you would like to support and are not able to go to Harolds Cross you will be entered in a draw for €1,000 on the night. Michelle’s number is 087-7588270

North Strand Bombing Commemoration o commemorate the 70th Anniversary of those who died in the Bombing of the North Strand. A memorial service for those who died in the North Strand Bombing in 1941 will take place on Tuesday 31st May at 2pm at the Monument in the grounds of Marino College, Connolly House, North Strand. Those in attendance will include the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the German Ambassador and relatives of those who died. It will conclude with a short prayer service in St. Agatha’s Church, North William Street, Dublin 1.  All are welcome. For more information contact Maureen at 01 8554078

St. Mary’s NS—Phones for Boards Fundraising  Our phone collection for the Jack and Jill Foundation continues, we need 100 more mobile phones to provide our school with an Interactive Whiteboard and projector. Please bring your unused mobile phones toSt. Mary’s N.S. or pass them onto a pupil who will bring them in on your behalf. Phones may also be dropped in to the Parish Office.

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