Tuesday, 24 November 2009

News and Events

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

This, then, is the first post (apart from some notices) on our new parish website. I have taken on this task on behalf of the Parish Council as a way of quite simply being of service to whoever I can.  I'm not too sure of my technical abilities for the job of looking after this site on your behalf, but I'm willing to learn on the job, as they say, in the hope that other people will volunteer to help out as best they can too.  There are no technical qualifications, or age qualifcations, or any other qualification required except an interest in the work, and it's hardly work either but a kind of very pleasant and fulfilling pastime.

While there is a website already (http://www.saggartparish.com/), I have been advised by my technical adviser (a Rathcoole man) that this 'blog' format might be the best way to go.  It allows more participation by parishioners for one thing. We'll see how it goes.

So there we are and here goes and looking forward to your active interest and participation.

On behalf of the Parish Council,
Donal McMahon

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Our Churches, Catholic and Church of Ireland

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saggart                        Rebuilt 1849 on site of earlier church                                                 Location here. Brief history here and here

Church of the Holy Family, Rathcoole1988.  
Celebrated 25th in 2013.  
                        Location here,  short history here.

Community and Mass Centre, Brittas, 1974. 
Formerly the local primary school.  Location here. (This is the location of the new, not the old school, which is further up the R114 towards the N81.)

St Finian's, Newcastle Lyons, 1813
Celebrated bicentenary in 2013 
Location here and history here and here

St Finian's, Church of Ireland, Newcastle Lyons
Medieval / 15th century  
Church of Ireland, Rathcoole, 
Medieval / 18th century
Location here and history here

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Parish Team

Priests of the Parish
Fr. Enda Cunningham, P.P.
St Mary's Parochial House, Saggart, Co Dublin
Tel. 4589209 or 087-1380695

Fr. Michael Shortall, C.C.
87 Beechwood Lawns, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Tel. 4587187 or 087-2861765
(Feel free to ring but only available to meet from Friday to Sunday due to other commitments)

Fr. Michael McGowan, P.C.
7 St. Patrick’s Crescent, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Parish Pastoral Worker
Mr Sean O'Rourke,
C/o Parish Office,
St Mary's Parochial House, Saggart
Tel. 4589209

Parish Secretary
Mrs Martina Hopkins,
St Mary's Parochial House, Saggart. Tel. 4589209
Monday to Thursday, 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Parish Services

St Mary's, Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Saggart Weekday: 9.30 a.m.

Holy Family, Sunday: 10 a.m. and 12.15 p.m.
Rathcoole Weekday: 9.30 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. (Vigil Mass)

Community Centre,
Brittas Sunday: 10.30 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
St Mary's Friday: After 9.30 a.m. Mass
Holy Family Saturday: After 10 a.m. Mass

St Mary's Most Sundays at 2 p.m.
Holy Family Most Saturdays at 4 p.m.
(Completed forms to be handed in to the Parish Office at least two weeks beforehand.)

Couples should give at least three months notice of their marriage to one of the priests of the parish. Please contact the parish office.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Special Needs

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland. Each year at Easter, The Trust travels on pilgrimage and on holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs.
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Kilcuan,Clarenbridge, Co Galway.
Tel.: +353 (0) 91 796622Fax: +353 (0) 91 796916email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com
Website is  here.

CASA: Caring and Sharing Assosciation
CASA is a voluntary organisation, established in 1981, whose goal is develop friendships and social outlets for people with disabilities through a variety of social activities. These include regular social events, holidays, respite breaks, and pilgrimages to Lourdes.

Address: Carmichael Centre, Nth. Brunswick St., Dublin 7
Tel:01 872 5300 Fax:01 872 5370
Email:info@casa.ie Website http://www.casa.ie/

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Tel: + 353 (0)1 872 7155
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