13th 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]
St. Vincent de Paul Society Advocate Collection This Weekend The local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will take up their annual Advocate Churchgate Collection at all Masses for Palm Sunday this weekend. 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 Newcastle, Monday 14th April, 7—9pm In St. Finian’s, 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. Rathcoole, Tuesday 15th April, 7.30pm There will be a reconciliation service in Holy Family Church, Rathcoole on Tuesday 15th April at 7.30pm. For details of Confessions during the Easter Triduum, please see the Holy Week timetable on the reverse side of this newsletter.
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
Mass with Anointing of the Sick Rathcoole, Saturday 26th April, 2.00pm The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered in Holy Family Church, Rathcoole on Saturday 26th April. There will be a celebration of Mass at 2.00pm, during which the Anointing of the Sick will be available. This coincides with the weekend of Divine Mercy Sunday and the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. You can receive the Sacrament of the Sick: 1) if you have a medical diagnosis; 2) if you are going to hospital in the near future; or 3) if you are over 65 years of age. The sacrament may be received once a month.
Saggart: Friday, after 9.30am Mass Rathcoole: Saturday after 10.00am Mass Newcastle: Saturday after 7.00pm Mass Baptism Saggart 2.00pm Sunday
ReNewcastle Community Group Tidy Towns Spring Clean Saturday Litter Pick: Sat 26th April 2014 10-2pm Monthly Litter Pick: First Weds of Every Month 7.30-8.30pm New Tidy Towns Group working towards improving our village & entering the 2014 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition. Thanks to everyone who has worked to keep our village looking clean & tidy. We appreciate your efforts so far & hope that you can join us in our ReNew’d efforts. Please come out & the help us to improve our community by painting, sweeping, litter picking etc. All age groups welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring Gloves, High Vis Jacket, Tools (e.g. spade, yard brush etc.), if possible. As part of our Tidy Towns submission we are asking people to clean & paint outside their own homes before Spring Clean Saturday on 26th April.Meet & Park in School Yard for Spring Clean Sat (26th Apr) Meeting Points for Monthly Litter Pick are Kelly’s Shop, Gondola Car Park & Shopping Centre Car Park
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 IN THE CITY-CENTRE On Holy Saturday, confessions will be available in the following City-Centre churches from 9.30am-6.00pm: 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 HOLY WEEK AND EASTER (* indicates followed by Confession) Holy Thursday Saggart 8.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.00pm Rathcoole
4.00pm Childrens’ Mass 7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9.30pm
Newcastle: 8.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.00pm Good Friday Saggart
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion* Stations of the Cross*
12 Noon 3.00pm
Outdoor Stations of the Cross Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion*
Stations of the Cross*
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross * (beginning at Newcastle Church of Ireland) Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion* Stations of the Cross*
Holy Saturday Saggart
12 Noon 9.30pm
Confessions Easter Vigil
11.00am 2.00pm 9.30pm
Confessions Święcenie Wielkanocne (Liturgy for Polish Community) Easter Vigil
Stations of the Cross
12 Noon 9.30pm
Confessions Easter Vigil Easter Sunday Masses
10.00am, 12 Noon
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions—April 2014 Please pray for the Holy Father’s prayer intentions for the month of April: Ecology and Justice: That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources. Hope for the Sick: That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness. Theology Distance Learning Course The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism will co-ordinate the Spring Catholic Distance Learning Course in conjunction with Catholic Distance University (USA). It’s ideal for anyone who wants to reflect on how their faith connects with their daily lives. A key aim of the Distance Learning Course is to encourage Catholics in active participation in and co– responsibility for evangelisation and faith development within Parishes and Chaplaincies and can easily fit into a persons’ busy lifestyle as they log on at home or wherever suits. Registration is now open and the deadline is the 11th April. More information: www.evangelisation.ie/2014/03/10/catholicdistance-learning-spring-2014 Tel: 01-8373732 ext. 244 Email: [email protected]
Some Words of Pope Francis Living our Baptism to the full also means not accustoming ourselves to the situations of degradation and misery. There is a risk of not being shocked by the sad reality surrounding us. We become accustomed to violence. We become accustomed to brothers and sisters sleeping on the streets. We become accustomed to refugees seeking freedom and dignity, who are not received as they ought to be. We become accustomed to living in a society which thinks it can do without God, in which parents no longer teach their children to pray or to make the sign of the Cross. I ask you: do your children, do your little ones know how to make the sign of the Cross? Think about it. Do your grandchildren know how to make the sign of the Cross? Have you taught them? Do they know how to pray the “Our Father”? Do they know how to pray to Our Lady with the “Hail Mary”? Growing accustomed to un-Christian and convenient behaviour narcotises the heart!