8th June 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 Thomas Kenny (Saggart) Teresa Nolan (Rathcoole) Paddy Molloy (Rathcoole) who are recently deceased. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and friends. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord And let perpetual light shine upon them.
Newcastle Cemetery Mass This Sunday, 8th June at 2.00pm 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. Brownstown Cemetery Mass, Saturday 14th June 2.00pm 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. Colemanstown Cemetery Mass, Monday 30th June, 7.30pm Celebrant : Fr. Seamus McEntee The Cemetery Mass for Colemanstown Cemetery will be celebrated in St. Finian’s Church, Newcastle on Monday 30th June at 7.30pm. This Mass has been deferred to the end of June so that local man and newly ordained priest, Fr. Seamus McEntee, can be the celebrant. Saggart Cemetery Mass Sunday 29th June 11.30am 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 at 12.30pm Festival of Peoples, Pro-Cathedral 8th June 6.30pm Since 2005 the Festival of the Peoples has been an annual celebration of the gifts of those who have come to live in Ireland from many different countries. This year’s Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Pentecost, Sunday, 8th June in the Pro-Cathedral at 6.30 p.m. All welcome. It is always an enjoyable festival rich in music, costume and ritual. Brittas Midsummer BBQ Brittas Midsummer BBQ takes place on Friday 20th June at 8pm. €10 per ticket. Marquee, Band, BBQ Food and Bar (Over 18’s only) Raffle prizes on the night. Proceeds in aid of the community centre annual running costs. Tickets available from committee members. St. Finian’s Church Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 23rd June, 7.00-9.00pm There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Finian’s Church, Newcastle from 7.00 - 9.00pm on Monday 23rd June
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 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
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Meeting The next meeting of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be in Rathcoole Church at 6.30pm on Friday 13th June. All welcome.
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.
Congratulations Fr. Seamus McEntee: Ordained Priest 3rd June 2014 Congratulations to Fr. Seamus McEntee of Colemanstown Lane who was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Dublin on Tuesday 3rd June in St. Mary’s ProCathedral by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Fr. Seamus will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in Holy Family Church, Rathcoole on Saturday 7th June at 6.30pm.
Here is an extract from the homily Archbishop Diarmuid Martin gave during the Ordination Mass: Ecumenical Bible Week June 8th-15th Starting on Pentecost Sunday, this new initiative, involving all the main churches, is a series of events which will move around Dublin and the wider area. With a highly ecumenical engagement, the Ecumenical Bible Week is a direct fruit of the International Eucharistic Congress of 2012. Many denominations are involved. See the website: www.bibleweek.com
Anam Cara for Bereaved Parents Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 9th of June 2014 from 19:30 to 21:00 at Dominic’s Community Centre, 60 Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents. Anam Cara support groups are situated throughout Ireland and provide parents a safe, comfortable environment where they have the opportunity to connect with other bereaved parents. Web: www.anamcar a.ie Email: [email protected]
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Knock Pilgrimage, Sunday July 20th The Newcastle Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock on Matt Talbot Pilgrimage day takes place on Sunday July 20th. Adults €20, Children €10. All welcome. Contact Maureen Kenny 014589977, Rita Doolan 01-4589481
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 8th - 15th October 2014 Spiritual Director: Fr. Aidan Kieran. €589 pps. Call Pat 087-2238911 or Phil 086-2437653.
“This is a day of rejoicing for the entire presbyterate of the Archdiocese, represented here by the Metropolitan Chapter and by many priests. It is a day of rejoicing for Seamus’ family and friends, for Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth and for all those who guided the formation of Seamus. I greet also those from the Parishes of the Clondalkin grouping of Parishes where Seamus has exercised his ministry as a deacon for the past year. Seamus, the Eucharist will be the central focus of your entire ministry. You will celebrate the Eucharist for the good of God’s people and you will day-by-day allow your life to be conformed to the Eucharist, to Jesus who came to give his life in sacrifice, that we might have life. We need more priests. We must reflect on how important, how beautiful, and how fulfilling priestly ministry is. As a presbyterate we need to restore confidence in what priesthood means. We need to show forth the joy and fulfilment which priesthood means to each of us. Being a priest today is not easy. It never was easy to be a priest. The meaning of priesthood is, however, to be found not in personal satisfaction, but in personal holiness. Priesthood needs to be rooted in our personal bond of friendship with the Lord. Our second reading reminded us that: “we are stewards of the mysteries of God” and therefore we have to strive to understand those mysteries and to live them ourselves every day. Seamus: the heart of your priesthood will come from your contemplation and adoration of Jesus Christ and it is this that then leads to the challenge of evangelisation, that of bringing the message of Jesus Christ to the men and women of today not as an abstract message, not as a code or moral ‘do's and don’ts’, but through living personal witness to the joy of knowing Jesus. It is only through personal witness that we will reach out to those who do not know Jesus and to those whose knowledge of Jesus has not brought them the joy they seek in their lives. Your calling Seamus is to reflect in your life Jesus the Good Shepherd. But the Gospel is also a complex one. It is not the sweet image and the bleached white sheep of holy pictures. When Pope Francis spoke of the priest as shepherd he spoke about the priest smelling of the sheep. Sheep are dirty; they are oily, they are muddled and messy and disorganised in their movements. The priest as good shepherd is not there to speak in the abstract about Jesus Christ, but to be a sure guide journeying alongside those are confused and unsure, reminding them that Jesus knows each one of us; he cares for us; he wishes to be the direction of our lives. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is an unorthodox shepherd. He is the one who is prepared to leave the ninety-nine to reach out and find the one who is lost, no matter what the cause of that being lost is. Again let me quote Pope Francis. He said: “Rather than being a Church which welcomes and which receives, we have to try to be a Church which goes out beyond itself towards those men and women who do not come to Church, who no longer know the Church, those who have left the Church and those who have become indifferent”. The Church in Dublin has had its difficulties. Priests have experienced those difficulties in ways which perhaps no other group has. This is a time to go out to those who are anguished and angry with the Church and to show that the Church is a community of those who care for all those on the frontiers of society either the frontiers of abandonment and poverty, but also to those who are searching to understand the meaning of their existence. Each of us knows in our hearts that the greatest satisfaction of being a priest comes when our relationship with the Lord is one which enables us to be free to follow him absolutely, with all our life. We know that our frustrations become greater when we compromise in our commitment and when we set out our own conditions for following Jesus. Total dedication to Jesus in priestly life is what frees us to be true shepherds.