Friday, April 23, 2010

Some of the Latest News of our Parish

World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Pope Paul VI instituted the World Day of Prayer for Vocations (the 4th Sunday of Easter) on the 11th April 1964 by saying;

“O Jesus, divine Shepherd of the spirit, you have called the Apostles in order to make them fishermen of men, you still attract to you burning spirits and generous young people, in order to render them your followers and ministers to us” (Pope Paul VI launching the 1st Word Day of Prayer for Vocations)

We pray for all those who dedicate their lives in service of others and the church. In particular we pray for those who may be considering priesthood or religious life.

“Priestly ministry brings satisfaction, again not the satisfaction of security, but the satisfaction of following the path of Jesus which opens to light and hope, the satisfaction of serving others”.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

If you wish to find out more about priesthood or religious life, see or why not contact Fr. Eamonn Bourke at or at 01 8574198

Year of Priests: Visit of the relics of St. John Vianny
Monday April 26th
Church of St John Vianney, Ardlea.
Mass 12.30pm.
Holy Hour followed by
Evening Prayer 4.00-5.00pm.
You are very welcome to come along.

The Gospel of Luke
You have got the Book—now come to know better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke on Thursday 29th April
Rathcoole Church at 8.00pm

First Holy Communion
Every good blessing go to those who will be celebrating
their first holy communion during the month of May.
Especially, we pray for the first group from St. Martin’s N.S. in Brittas
who will join us next Sunday at the 11.00 am Mass.

For your Diary! Cemetry Mass!
Cemetery Sunday in Saggart will take place on Sunday 4th July! Pass on the word
The Annual Bohernabreena Cemetery Mass Will take place on Sunday 20th June at 3pm.

An Invitation from Kilcullen
Kilcullen are hosting a Youth Week April 18th-25th. We would love for parishes in the locality to come along and join in the fun and learning with us. We have a broad range of speakers and activities taking place during the week. Most notably, we have Mr Tom Kendzia (famous church musician and composer) joining us from America on Tuesday 20th April. This workshop, along with others is open to the general public and not just young people or Kilcullen parishioners.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 087-1774357 if you would like any info on our Youth Week or would like to book for any of the workshops. We look forward to having you along on our faith journey!

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Feeling hassled? Under pressure? Anxious about the future? You are invited to a DAY FOR YOURSELF in Orlagh Retreat Centre, on Saturday, May 8th. The theme for the day is Finding God and God’s Peace Within. The day will be led by Dr. Bernadette Toal and Fr. John Byrne and will start at 10.00 am and run until 4.30 pm, with the option of staying on for Mass at 4.30. Take time out for a few hours of quiet, relaxation, prayer and refreshment. Cost €50 (including lunch)
For further information or bookings conact Fr. John Byrne OSA, Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16. Tel (01) 495 8190; Email

Mass Cards
“Mass Cards” - or cards that indicate a special intention being offered in the Eucharist— are available from the Parish Office and the sacristies of the church .Please be careful where you buy ”Mass Cards”. It is important to know your donation is going where you intend.

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