6th April 2014
Newsletter for the Parishes of Saggart - Rathcoole - Brittas & Newcastle Parish Team Fr. Enda Cunningham PP St Mary’s Parochial House Saggart. Tel: 4589209 Mob: 087-1380695 Fr. Aidan Kieran CC 1 The Glebe Peamount Road Newcastle. Tel: 4589230 Mob: 087-6397744 Fr. Aloysius Zuribo C.C. 2 Carrigmore Place Saggart, Co. Dublin Tel. 01-4589209 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]
Eucharistic Adoration Holy Family Church Rathcoole Every Friday 7.30 – 8.30pm Items for Newsletter If you have any items for the newsletter, please contact the Parish Office or email to the addresses given below. Please indicate clearly that the items are for inclusion in the Parish Newsletter. Many thanks. [email protected]
We pray for Loretto Kelly (Rathcoole) Patrick Walsh (Rathcoole) Marie McConnon (Rathcoole) Tommy Cullen (Saggart) who are recently deceased. We extend our deepest sympathies to their family and friends. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord And let perpetual light shine upon them. Evangelii Gaudium A Lenten Undertaking? Pope Francis recently published his apostolic exhortation ‘Evangelii Gaudium’, ‘The Joy of the Gospel.’ We are encouraging parishioners to read this document during the season of Lent . Copies of ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ are available in the sacristy of each church for €5. Also, a section of the exhortation will be made available to take home each Sunday of Lent. The priests of the parish will make an effort to incorporate the weekly section into the homily each week. Parish Pastoral Council Meetings Our Parish Pastoral Councils will meet as follows: Newcastle: Monday 7th April, 7.30pm Saggart/Rathcoole/Brittas: Tuesday 8th April, 8.00pm If there is anything you would like the Parish Council to discuss, please bring it to the attention of a member of the Council or contact the Parish Office.
5th Sunday in Lent
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: 7.00 p.m. Sunday: 10.30 am Weekday: 10.00am Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Confession Saggart: Friday, after 9.30am Mass Rathcoole: Saturday after 10.00am Mass Newcastle: Saturday after 7.00pm Mass Baptism
St. Vincent de Paul Society Advocate Collection Sat./Sun 12/13 April 2014 The local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will take up their annual Advocate Churchgate Collection at all Masses for Palm Sunday next Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The proceeds of the collection help provide holidays for children who would otherwise not avail of a holiday. Please give generously.
Confessions in Holy Week Please see the reverse side of the newsletter for details of an initiative of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in relation to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Closer to home: In Newcastle, on Monday 14th April from 7.00 - 9.00pm there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Individual Confession will be available during this time. Also, there will be a reconciliation service in Rathcoole Church on Tuesday 15th April at 7.30pm. Individual Confessions will also be available on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Please see our Holy Week timetable for details.
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
Divine Mercy Chapelet Saggart Church First Friday of each month. 3.00pm. All welcome.
THE LIGHT IS STILL ON FOR YOU CONFESSIONS FOR LENT A Message from Archbishop Martin When asked by an interviewer who he considered himself to be, Pope Francis surprised many by responding that the best description of himself was: “I am a sinner”. Lent is the season of conversion and return to God. It is a time also in which we can rediscover the joy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Earlier this year Pope Francis set out a challenge for us all: “I would like to ask you — but don’t say it aloud, everyone respond in his or her own heart: when was the last time you made your confession? Two days, two weeks, two years, twenty years, forty years? And if much time has passed, do not lose another day. Be courageous and go to Confession! Jesus will receive you; he will receive you with so much love”. As Lent comes to a conclusion I have asked a number of Centre City Churches (listed below) in Dublin to provide Confessions continually on the two Final Saturdays of Lent 12th and 19th April, all day from 09.30 until 18.00 There will be a number of confessors available throughout the day so that ample time will be available for a conversation about your life. The Light over the confessional is still on for you and I ask you to make the most of this special occasion of grace. Other parishes may wish to associate themselves with this initiative in their own way. Resources, posters and leaflets are available from the Office of Evangelisation. +Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin • Saint Mary’s, Pro-Cathedral Saint Saviours, Dominick Street • Saint Andrew’s, Westland Row Saint Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street • Saint Teresa’s, Clarendon Street Our Lady Queen of Peace, Merrion Rd. • Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Bachelors Walk Saint Joseph’s, Berkely Road • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar St. Our Lady Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines • Saint John’s Priory, Johns Lane Saint Mary’s, Haddington Road
Ten Quotes of Pope Francis About Confession 1. Confession helps people feel shame for the wrong they have done and embraces them with God's love so that they know they are forgiven and can go out strengthened in the battle to avoid sin in the future. 2. If a person, whether a layperson, priest or sister, goes to confession and converts, the Lord forgives. And when the Lord forgives, he forgets. 3. The confessional is not a dry cleaners, a business of sorts that just washes out the stain of sin. 4. When the door starts closing a bit because of our weakness and sins, confession reopens it. 5. I can’t be baptized two or three or four times, but I can go to confession, and when I go to confession, I renew that grace of baptism. 6. It's not a torture chamber where you'll be raked over the coals. 7. Confession is an encounter with Jesus whose mercy motivates us to do better. 8. It's not a psychiatric session that neglects the question of sin or a mental email to God that avoids the face-to-face encounter with the Lord through the priest. 9. The sincere and humble admission of one's weaknesses, of having "a sliver of Satan in my flesh," shows that the power of salvation comes from God, not oneself. 10. Confession is going to praise God, because I -- the sinner -- have been saved by him, who always waits and always forgives with tenderness.
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions—March 2014 Please pray for the Holy Father’s prayer intentions for the month of April: Ecology and Justice: That gover nments may foster the pr otection of cr eation and the just distr ibution of natur al r esources. Hope for the Sick: That the Risen Lor d may fill with hope the hear ts of those who ar e being tested by pain and sickness.