Sunday, February 10, 2019

What Do You Think?

Online Survey on Sacramental Preparation and Celebration

An online survey has been launched by the diocesan Sacraments Review Group. The Review Group wishes to evaluate the way in which the sacraments of  Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation are currently prepared for and celebrated, with a view to making recommendations for any changes that appear advisable. Parishioners are invited to communicate their views on this question by filling in the online form, one for 'Parents and Guardians', the other for 'Parishes and Schools'. It is hoped that as many people as possible will do so, especially those in any way involved with the provision of these sacraments in the parish. The closing date for completion of the survey is Monday 25th February.

The survey forms, as well as a letter from Archbishop Martin and video broadcast, are on the diocesan website
The Irish Catholic of the 7th February has an article on the subject here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Parish Mission Update

Mission Timetable at a Glance HERE

Sr Briege McKenna will conduct a Parish Mission for the Parishes of Saggart, Rathcoole, Brittas and Newcastle between Monday 11th and Thursday 14th February 2019. All focus during the week will be on the Parish Mission. Sr Briege will be present at morning Mass at 10 a.m. (see venues below) and at evening Mass at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary's, Saggart. (Note that on Monday evening there will be Reconciliation instead of Mass.) The Mission will finish with a healing service at the Thursday evening Mass in Saggart. Please note that Sr Briege will not be available for private consultation during the week.

For more details, see the notice below (click to enlarge):

Update 4th February
See the newsletter for Sunday 3rd ( here ) for the arrangements for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the Mission. This will take place beginning after the 10 a.m. morning Mass (Monday in Newcastle, Tuesday in Rathcoole, Wednesday and Thursday in Saggart) and continuing until 5 p.m. each day.