4th May 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]
3rdd Sunday in Easter
We pray for John Kenny (Tootenhill) Mary Jackson (Saggart) who is recently deceased. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord And let perpetual light shine upon him. Upcoming First Holy Communions and Confirmations First Holy Communions St. Martin’s NS Saggart Church Holy Family NS Rathcoole Church St. Finian’s NS Newcastle Church Scoil Chrónáin Rathcoole Church St. Mary’s NS Saggart Church
11.30am Sunday 4th May 11am Saturday 10th May 11am Saturday 10th May 11am Saturday 17th May 11am Saturday 24th May
Confirmations St. Mary’s NS & St. Martin’s NS Saggart Church St. Finian’s NS Newcastle Church Holy Family NS Rathcoole Church
11am Tuesday 13th May 11am Tuesday 20th May 11am Tuesday 27th May
(Bishop Eamonn Walsh will celebrate all the above Confirmations)
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who will receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the coming weeks. You are the future of our church, and we are proud to see you take the next step in your faith journey. Congratulations also to the parents of the boys and girls. Sincere thanks to the teachers and staff in the schools. The Catholic School is a vital part of our parish community, we are grateful for your service in teaching the Catholic Faith. Another Visit to Christ Church Cathedral? Over 30 people thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Christ Church Cathedral on April 5th. We met up over coffee, were present for the 12 noon Peace Prayer, and then had an Historic tour. After lunch in the crypt, we had a tour of the Stained Glass and Icon of Holy Trinity and finished up the day with a short reflection, music and song. It will be possible to organise another day if sufficient people are interested. The date has yet to be decided. If interested, text or call Bridget Breen 086/1762532. The Council for Marriage and the Family Annual Conference Saturday, 14th June, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Theme: Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish The Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Catholic Bishops’: is holding its second Annual Conference on Saturday, 14th June in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. This year’s theme will explore “Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish”. The day will involve an opening address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, input from Dr Tony Fahey of UCD and from Ms Colette Furlong (Sligo Parishes Cluster Catechist) along with drama presentations followed by reflection and discussion. For further information and booking contact: Ms Trish Conway by email: [email protected]
or (m) 087 6220349.
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 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.
Tallaght Faithfest: This Isn’t Everything, You Are An exciting youth event will take place in Tallaght Stadium on May 9th from 6.30 -10.30 p.m. The event is for secondary school age young people. The evening will include bands, workshops, games and a chance to meet new friends. There are limited places available and booking is essential, please email to secure your place! [email protected]
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More information: www.dublindiocese.ie www.scriptureunion.ie Extract from Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Celebrating Two Pope Saints We give thanks to God for the gifts which these two Popes brought to the Church and for their incessant dedication and prayer for the Church at times of rapid change in the Church and the world. Pope Francis has shown that just as in the early days of the Church, when the early Christian community “was looked up to by everyone”, still today the effectiveness of the Church comes not from any human plan or through complicated social processes but through the witness of believers and of a Church community which reflects the communion and the self-giving love of God himself. This is what is meant by holiness. There is a danger that, with the entire world watching and observing, commenting and interpreting, we might become so caught up in the mechanics and externals of the canonisation event that we will fail to see what holiness really means. Saints are men and women who in their day to day ordinary lives try heroically to live the Christian life. Saints are not men and women taken out of human history and human realities, but are witnesses as to how we should try to live of humanity. They are not perfect witnesses. God alone is holy. In the Gloria of the Mass we proclaim daily “You alone are the holy one”. Pope Francis, who will today canonise two Saints, when asked about his own identity, without hesitation declared himself as a sinner. Humans live sanctity and holiness not in thinking that they have attained the holiness of God, but humbly proclaiming how far they still have to journey on the path to holiness. One of the most significant texts of Vatican II – and perhaps sadly one of the most overlooked - is the Chapter in the Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium on the “Universal Call to Holiness”. It stresses that one of the distinctive marks of the Church is that it is holy, but it is holy because of the action of Christ in his Church. The Church is holy because it offers to us who are sinners the means needed to attain holiness. Those means are the same ones that marked the early Christian community: prayer, the teaching of the Apostles, and the sacraments and the breaking of the bread. These then still today can lead us then on a path of Christian love which is visibly reflected in a way of life. The Vatican Council says that through this holiness then “a more human manner of life is fostered also in earthly society”. We celebrate two new Saints. We do so thanking God for the gift of holiness they represent. But we must do so also through crying out daily - as we do in the Lord's Prayer - “forgive us our sins” and in daily straining forwards to overcome our sinfulness, knowing that the Lord will be with his in his great mercy when we are at our weakest. Monastic Discernment Day Poor Clares Ballsbridge Do you feel attracted by the life of poverty and prayer which St Clare and her sisters lived? if so, you could be a light in the church. Women aged 18 to 38 are invited to a Monastic Discernment Day at the Poor Clare Monastery, St Damian’s, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Saturday 17th May 2014 from 1.30pm to 6pm. Please email [email protected]
www.pccdamians.ie Swiftbrook Paper Mills Annual Mass The annual Mass for deceased and former employees of Swiftbrook Paper Mills will be celebrated in Saggart Church on Sunday 11th May at 11.30am. All welcome.
Public Holiday Masses Monday May 5th is a Public Holiday. Masses are a s follows: Saggart 10.00am Rathcoole 9.30am Newcastle 10.00am
Easter Dues We extend our thanks to all who have made a contribution to the Easter Dues. If you would like to make a contribution, there is an envelope for this purpose in the box of Family Offering envelopes. Alternatively, envelopes are available at the back of the church. The Easter Dues forms part of the income of the priests of the parish and of the diocese.
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions—May 2014 Please pray for the Holy Father’s prayer intentions for the month of May: Universal Intention: That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace”. Evangelisation Intention: That Mary, Star of Evangelisation, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.
Newcastle Cemetery Mass The Cemetery Mass for Newcastle (Ballynakelly) Cemetery will be celebrated in the cemetery on Sunday 8th June at 2.00pm. The blessing of the graves will follow after the celebration of Mass Saggart Cemetery Mass The Cemetery Mass for Saggart Cemetery will be celebrated in Saggart Church on Sunday 29th June at 11.30am. The blessing of the graves will follow after the celebration of Mass St. Finian’s Cemetery Mass The Cemetery Mass for St. Finian’s Churchyard will be celebrated in St. Finian’s Church, Newcastle on Sunday 29th June at 10.30am. The blessing of the graves will follow after the celebration of Mass Brownstown Cemetery Mass The Cemetery Mass for Brownstown Cemetery will be celebrated in the cemetery on Saturday 14th June at 2.00pm. The blessing of the graves will follow after the celebration of Mass.