Friday, July 2, 2010

Some of the Latest News of our Parish

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
1 Jesus sent out his disciples on a mission to let people know ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Recall when you have reached out to another in word or in deed to help them realise that they were cherished, perhaps by a word of sympathy or encouragement, or by giving a hand with a difficult task. What was it like for you to experience yourself as a person bringing help and encouragement to another?
2 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. When have you found it beneficial not to be working alone, but with another by your side? What difference did it make to how you felt, or to what you were able to achieve? 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 still have not cleaned up the graveyard in time. It is far from ideal. Of those who will attend, we ask of your patience.

4 Districts Charity Walk

"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."

Pilgrimage to Lourdes
We welcome back all those from our Parish on pilgrimage to Lourdes —by all accounts it was a wonderful few days.

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 travelled as sick before. For further information please contact Geraldine or John in the Lourdes Office 01 8376820.

Newcastle Parish Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock

All are welcome to the Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 18th July
Cost: Adults 20e Students/Children 10e
Contact for booking Maureen Kenny 01 4589977
Rita Doolan 01 4589481
The Collection Point will be at the Poitin Still
Full details are on the Notice Board

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

The local branch will be having its monthly meeting next Friday
at 6.30 in Rathcoole Church.
All are welcome.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Eucharistic adoration takes place every Friday between 7.30 and 8.30.

It is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time in the presence of God.
You will be very welcome.

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