Friday, June 25, 2010

Some of the Latest News of Our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

Luke 9:51-62
1 In the opening verse Jesus is portrayed as having a new sense of clarity about his life that enables him to set out on the road ‘resolutely’. Perhaps there have been such moments in your life, moments of insight and clarity about the road ahead. Recall such moments and what they were like for you.
2 As he walked the road Jesus found that not everyone supported the journey he was making. Some of his friends were angry and wanted to hit back, but Jesus restrained them. What has helped you to cope with opposition you have met in your life and continue your journey.
3 The response of Jesus to prospective followers seems harsh. He lets the first man know that discipleship is not a path to a comfortable nest. It is a way in which we never know what is going to be asked of us next. The disciple must be ready to move on. Where have you found good news in being open to change, confident in the presence of Jesus with you? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Blessing of the Graves
Cemetery Sunday will take place at 3.00pm on the 4th July. Mass in Saggart Church will be followed by the Blessing of the Graves (weather permitting).

Unfortunately, due to financial cut-backs, the Council have been restricted in their capacity to tidy up the graveyards under their jurisdiction, including Saggart Cemetery.  With the fine weather spell we are having, perhaps this may be a good opportunity for you and your family to tend to your family grave.

Please Give a Donation for Life

On behalf of The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland, our appreciation and thanks go to you for your generosity. 2004 euro was raised.
Thanks again.

Gospel of Luke
The June e-zine to accompany a common reading of the Gospel of Luke can now be downloaded on Lots of resources are there to help you understand this wonderful book all the more.

Record Breakers
"The Organisers of the 4 Districts Charity Walk are pleased to announce the date for this years Event.
It will take place on Saturday 7th August and all are welcome to participate. The format is the same as last year, with a few interesting updates. This year we will be joined by the FM104 RoadHog, The Rathcoole Perk Coffee Shop and Go Karting for the kids. All the kids stuff is free and Adults can by their Tickets from Ticketmaster by phone or Internet.
All the details are on our new website - The tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster for security reasons and no cash will be accepted on the day. This year we are aiming to smash our World Record, with 10,000 Walkers the Target!!!!! So book your tickets early and we look forward to seeing you there. If you can't make it on the day due to holidays, please buy a ticket to show your support, it is all for a worthy cause."
We pray for all those from our Parish on pilgrimage to Lourdes this week—may they return safely after a wonderful week together.

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: takes place from 7th-12th Sept and we are looking for Parishes to nominate sick people who have not traveled as sick before. For further information please contact Geraldine or John in the Lourdes Office 01 8376820.

Dublin Diocesan Young Adult Pilgrimage to Taize

The Office of Evangelisation have announced details of the Dublin Diocesan Young Adult Pilgrimage to Taize from 11th - 18th July 2010. Young adults are invited to join over two thousand other young Christians from around the world who come to this ecumenical monastery in Burgundy, France every week during the summer to experience the prayer and fellowship of the community founded by Brother Roger. The Parish would like to help fund two young people go—contact one of the Parish Team if you are interested! Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will be taking part. Cost of return flight and coach transfers, meals and basic accommodation for the week is e440 (incl. taxes and insurance). For further information contact: Ewelina at the Office of Evangelisation, or at 018087538. Or Fr Damian McNeice, 018087553,

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