17th June 2012

Newsletter for the Parishes of Saggart - Rathcoole - Brittas & Newcastle

50th International Eucharistic Congress

Parish Team Fr. Enda Cunningham PP St Mary’s Parochial House Saggart, Tel: 4589209 Mob: 087-1380695 Fr. Aidan Kieran CC Parochial House 1 The Glebe Peamount Road Newcastle Tel: 4589230 Mob: 087-6397744 Parish Pastoral Worker Mr Sean O’Rourke c/o The Parish Office St. Mary’s Parochial House Tel: 4589209 Mob:087-0540695 Fr. Michael Shortall PC 87 Beechwood Lawns Rathcoole Tel: 4587187 Mob: 087 -2861765 Fr. Michael McGowan PC 7 St. Patrick’s Crescent, Rathcoole Tel: 4589210 Parish Secretary Martina Hopkins The Parish Office St. Mary’s Parochial House Opening Hours: 9.30-1.30 Monday to Friday Tel: 4589209 www.saggartparish.com [email protected]

Welcome Welcome to Dublin and to Ireland, all pilgrims who have joined us for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. May we all grow in communion with Christ and with one another through this International Eucharistic Congress. Daily Masses This Week Due to priests’ retreats, the daily Mass schedule will be altered as follows: Rathcoole: Mon - Fri 9.30am, Sat. 10am (No change) Saggart: Mon., Weds. And Fri. 9.30am Newcastle: Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 10am Carpet Fund Rathcoole Church The committee who are raising funds for a new carpet for Rathcoole Church would like to thank you for your generosity to date. There will be a collection outside Mass in Saggart, Rathcoole, Brittas and Newcastle this weekend. Thank you in anticipation for your generous support. Rathcoole Charity Walk Olympics The Rathcoole Charity Walk Olympics takes place next weekend, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June. This years event is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and to build a Running Track locally for the Parish. Friday nights Event starts at 6:30pm and is a Fun Team event for Teams of 4 people open to all over 16. Saturday is our World Mile Record attempt between 10am and 6pm with all the childrens favourites from last year. Saturday will start with an Olympic Torch Relay through the Village of Rathcoole from Rathcoole Boys Football Club to the Rathcoole Park, starting from Rathcoole Boys at 10am. Exam Students

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We continue to pray for young people who are sitting exams at this time. There is a basket of their names and a candle lighting for them at Masses in Rathcoole. Please place a card with a young person’s name if you would like them to be prayed for at Masses during the exams. We pray that our young people sitting exams may deal well with the pressure of this time, and that they may be full of hope for the future. BETHANY Bereavement Support We have an ecumenical Parish Bethany Group available to us in Brittas, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggart. Bethany Bereavement Support is a voluntary Parish – based ministry, which aims to help those bereaved or grieving. The Parish Bethany Group provides One-To-One Support and Home Visits. For further information about the Bereavement Support Group please contact: 4589209. All Services are confidential and free of charge.

Mass Schedule Saggart: Sunday: 9 am & 11.30 am Weekday: 9.30 am Rathcoole: Saturday Vigil: 6.30 p.m. Sunday: 10 am & 12.00 pm Weekday: 9.30 am Saturday: 10.00 am Brittas: Sunday: 10.30 am Newcastle: Saturday Vigil: 7.30 p.m. Sunday: 10.30 am Weekday: Announced Weekly Confession Saggart: Friday, after 9.30am Mass Rathcoole: Saturday after 10.00am Mass Newcastle: Saturday after 7.30pm Mass Baptism Saggart 2.00pm Sunday Rathcoole 4.00 pm Saturday Newcastle 2nd Saturday 4pm Last Sunday 2pm Please contact the Parish Office Marriage Please contact the Parish Office

The Legion of Mary Rathcoole Wednesday 8.00pm Rathcoole Church The Legion of Mary, Saggart Monday 8.00pm in Saggart School.

International Eucharistic Congress 2012 If you’re not going to Croke Park Our Parish Eucharistic Congress Group have pleasure in inviting you to Evening Prayer and Benediction after the Statio Orbis finishes in Croke Park on Sunday. We invite you to watch the Mass, the Statio Orbis, from Croke Park on television. When it is finished, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Vespers and Benediction in both Rathcoole and Newcastle Churches at approximately 5.30pm. Please note the time of 5.30pm. Thank you. We hope you will find this a nice way to mark the end of the International Eucharistic Congress, by joining with other parishioners in prayer and celebration, rather than just changing the channel on the remote control! Below is a summary: Sunday June 17th Rathcoole Church Newcastle Church

5.30pm 5.30pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Vespers and Benediction. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Vespers and Benediction.

A Parishioner’s Memories of the 1932 Eucharistic Congress Annie Timmons (nee McMahon) of Tay Lane and her older sister, Rose R.I.P., were at the Eucharistic Congress in 1932. Although she was just 10 years of age, Annie had been confirmed and so was allowed to go with Rathcoole National School. The Principal, and Annie’s teacher at the time, Mrs. Lennon arranged for herself and the children to go into Dublin for two days of the Congress and they brought their own school banner. On the first day they went in, the girls wore their confirmation veils and on the second day they had lovely berets in the papal colours of yellow and white. Annie remembers the dreadful traffic along the quays, the procession, and the prayers. Annie recalls how she was terrified that something would go wrong. She remembers Count John McCormack singing at the big mass in the Phoenix Park. Fr. Louis Ryan was the Parish Priest of Saggart at this time and he is the earliest priest that Annie can recall. Words of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Opening of the International Eucharistic Congress Gaudet Mater Ecclesia: Our Mother the Church rejoices. These were the first words of the homily preached at the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII, almost fifty years ago. Today the Church in Ireland rejoices. It rejoices not in triumphalism or external festivities. It rejoices in the gift of this Eucharistic Congress which has been attentively prepared throughout the length and breath of Ireland through prayerful reflection on the great Mystery of our Faith: the sacrificial death and the life-giving resurrection of Jesus, present in the Church wherever the Eucharist is celebrated and worshipped. The Church in Ireland rejoices today in the presence of pilgrims from many parts of the world who witness to the universality of our Catholic faith and who show their faith-filled fellowship and solidarity with the Church in Ireland. Through your presence, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, we experience our special bond in faith with the See of Peter and we renew our affection for Pope Benedict XVI, successor of Peter. The Catholic community in Ireland rejoices in the presence of brothers and sisters of other Christian denominations who join with us in prayer reflecting that real - if not yet complete - communion among us through our common baptism. Above all the Church in Ireland rejoices in the gift of the Eucharist itself, the presence among us of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, given for us, poured out for us, in a sacrifice of love. The Church in Ireland is a Church on the path to renewal. The years since Vatican II have also been marked with a darker side, of sinful and criminal abuse and neglect of those weakest in our society: children, who should have been the object of the greatest care and support and Christ-like love. We recall all those who suffered abuse and who still today bear the mark of that abuse and may well carry it with them for the rest of their lives. In a spirit of repentance, let us remember each of them in the silence of our hearts. The Church in Ireland is on the path to renewal. It will be a lengthy journey. It requires renewed and vigorous New Evangelization, a renewal in faith and in coherent and authentic witness to that faith in the world and in the culture in which we live. In these days of Eucharistic devotion our aim is quietly yet confidently to rebuild and deepen that sense of communion which is the mark of the followers of Jesus. Newcastle Churchgate Collection: St. Vincent de Paul Society Next weekend, June 23/24, the Newcastle conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold their regular churchgate collection. Please support them in their work helping people in financial need, which is so important in this time of economic hardship.

Cemetery Masses Cemetery Colmanstown Brownstown St. Finian’s Churchyard, Newcastle. Saggart

Mass Venue St. Finian’s Church Brownstown St. Finian’s Church Saggart Church

Date Monday June 25th Saturday June 30th Sunday July 1st Sunday July 1st

Time 7.30pm 4.00pm 10.30am 3.30pm

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