Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Latest News of Our Parish

Celebration of the Sacraments
Every good blessing go to those who are
celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion
during the month of May.
Especially, we pray for the children of
St. Martin’s N.S. in Brittas this weekend
and the young men and women
of Scoil Chronain who celebrated
their confirmation last Wednesday.

St. Joseph Young Priests' Society
The next meeting of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held on Friday 7th May at 6.30 pm. All are very welcome.

The Gospel of LukeYou have got the Book—now come to know it better!
Join us for the quiet, informal and informative reflection on the Gospel of Luke every second Thursday.
Rathcoole Church at 7..30pm
See Notice Board for the next date.
Alzheimer's Tea Day
A Day to Remember: Alzheimer's Tea Day 6th May 9.45-12.30 Greenogue Drive
Com to my Tea Day party to help me raise money for people with Alzheimers. Dementia effects almost 44,000 people and touches the lives of countless others. Thank you, Mary Cloonan.

Cemetry Mass
For your diary! Cemetery Sunday in Saggart will take place on Sunday 4th July! Bohernabreena Cemetry Mass will be on 20th June 3pm
Mass for the Deceased and Past Employees
of the Swiftbrook Papers Mills
Will be held on Sunday 23rd May 2010 at 11.00 am in Saggart Church.
Refreshments afterwards in the Heritage Centre. All are welcome.

COUNSELLING NEARBYIn need of a listening ear?
Perhaps talking to a Counsellor would help?
IACP Accredited Counsellors (male and female) are available Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm at 3 Pairc Mhuire, Saggart, Co. Dublin.
Contact: 087 2824203.
Rathcoole Community Centre
Rathcoole Community Centre will be holding it’s A.G.M.
on the 25th May at 8.30 pm in the Centre.
All are encouraged to attend. Any motions must be left with the Secretary two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.

ORLAGH RETREAT CENTRESaturday, 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. (10.00 am to 4.30 pm). 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
For our Chineese Friends
Celebrations to mark the 4th centenary of the death of Matteo Ricci SJ (1610 – 2010): 400 THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF FR MATTEO RICCI SJ – THE WISE MAN FROM THE WEST. Saturday, May 8th. There will be a Conference in Gonzaga College, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 Time: 9.30 - 3.00pm (including lunch) Four speakers will address topics such as Matteo Ricci‘s life and work among the Chinese people, the Church in China today, and the situation of the Irish Jesuits in China today.
Sunday, May 9th: Mass will be celebrated at 12.30 pm in St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St., Dublin 1.
This will be organized by members of the Chinese community in Dublin, with a certain mixture of languages. The celebrant will be Fr. John Sardis SJ, Provincial and the homilist will be Fr. John Hue Lee SJ, Delegate of the Provincial for China. Refreshments will be served in the church corridor after Mass. All welcome.

Second Chance Saturday
2nd Chance, in Westland Row Church, have reached the 5 year milestone and through all of the ups and downs they’re still here.
2nd Chance firmly believes that the way forward is in the Welcome. Come and experience for yourselves on May 8th at 7pm, Westland Row.

An International Mass and Festival of Cultures:will be celebrated in Rathmines church on Sunday 9th May at 6pm.
This is our third year holding this Mass, which is a wonderful celebration
of the life and richness that our many international parishioners
bring to our faith commmunity.

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