15th 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]
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 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. 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.
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
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 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 01-4589977, Rita Doolan 01-4589481
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
Strictly Together Commercials and St. Mary’s GAA Clubs Fundraiser
Please contact the Parish Office
Citywest Hotel Saturday 21st June, 8.00pm. Tickets €20. Over 18’s only. Booking and Information: [email protected]
Tel.: Deirdre 086-3821560, Brendan 086-0401169
Marriage Please contact the Parish Office
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.
Parish Pastoral Council Saggart/Rathcoole/Brittas The Parish Pastoral Council of Saggart/Rathcoole/Brittas will meet on Tuesday 17th June at 8.00pm. If you would like to bring an item to the attention of the Council, please contact the Parish Office or a council member.
The Old Glebe, Newcastle Open Day, Sunday 13th July In medieval times, ‘the glebe’ referred to that portion of Manor land assigned to support the parish church and a rectory or ‘glebe-house’ was built there for the clergyman. ‘The Old Glebe’ on the Main Street in Newcastle (bordering the northern end of the Church of Ireland church grounds), was built between 1710 and 1727 by Archdeacon Smyth. The house with its six acres of gardens and ornamental lake is a fine example of listed Queen Anne style in Ireland. An ancient yew tree in the grounds is known as Deans Tree, after Jonathon Swift, Dean of St. Patricks Cathedral 1713 – 1745, who was a frequent visitor here. (Maybe combining a check on the cathedral lands in Saggart with his visit.) On Sunday 13th July, Frank Kerins has invited the parish to have an open day in The Old Glebe. The Open Day will go ahead with great assistance from the ReNewcastle Community Group. Any funds raised will go towards floodlighting our own church and the Church of Ireland in Newcastle village. Come and visit The Old Glebe on Sunday 13th July and support our Newcastle Parish fundraiser for floodlighting both churches in the village. More details to follow. For the present, save the date, Sunday 13th July. Pope Francis Prayer Intentions June 2014 Universal Intention: That the unemployed may receive support and find the work they need to live in dignity. Missionary Intention: That Europe may rediscover its Christian roots through the witness of believers. Saint Finian Finian was born at Myshall, Co. Carlow late in the fifth century. His father was Rudraigh, an Ulster noble; his mother, Telach of Leinster. At an early age he was supposedly placed under the care of St. Fortchern, by whose direction, it is said, he proceeded to Wales to perfect himself in the virtues of holiness and sacred knowledge under the great saints of that country. He is said to have studied under Saint Cadoc at Llancarfan, Glamorganshire. After a long sojourn in Wales, of thirty years according to the Codex Salmanticensis, a book of Irish Saints' lives, he returned to his native land and went about from place to place, preaching, teaching, and founding churches, most noticeably at Skellig Michael eight miles off the coast of Co. Kerry, which is a UNESCO World Hertitage Site. His first monastery was at Aghowle, Co. Wicklow. Around 520, it is said he was led by an angel to Cluain Eraird (Clonard, Co. Meath) on the River Boyne, which he was told would be the place of his resurrection. Here he built a little cell and a church of clay and wattle, and after some time a stone structure, and entered on a life of study, mortification, and prayer. The fame of his learning and sanctity was soon noised abroad, and scholars of all ages flocked from every side to his monastic retreat. In the Office of St. Finian it is stated that there were no fewer than 3,000 pupils getting instruction at one time in the school in the green fields of Clonard. The exact date of the saint's death is uncertain, but he probably died of plague in 549. His burial-place is in his own church of Clonard. Saint Finian was chosen and consecrated the Bishop of Clonard.
Pentecost Sunday, Festival of the Peoples Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (Extract) This evening we, the Church in Dublin, celebrate with Catholic believers from many parts of the world who have come to make their home here in Ireland and to enrich us with their heritage and their contribution to the economic, social and cultural fabric of Irish society. The Church in Ireland is enriched by the diversity of people that are here as part of our community. The rich ethnic diversity which is a growing characteristic of today’s Ireland has also brought about religious renewal. So many of those who have come to our shores are profoundly religious and see their faith as part of their identity and of their contribution to society As Christians, we see the Feast of Pentecost as a feast of renewal, renewal in faith and renewal of society. It is the Spirit who renews the face of the earth. The renewal that the Spirit brings to our Church is never just a sociological exercise. The mark of spirit-filled renewal is that unity which the Spirit alone can bring. The Spirit brings courage, and touches and renews our hearts and reaches through us but beyond us to renew the face of the earth. As happened at the first Pentecost, still today the Spirit releases the power of Jesus’ resurrection into our world made up of people of many origins and ethnicities. The spirit recognises the differences and the richness which diversity represents, but the spirit also brings about a renewed sense of and desire for unity. Pentecost with the coming of the Holy Spirit is presented in the scriptures as precisely the opposite movement to what happened at Babel. The Apostles went out into the streets of Jerusalem preaching the Good News of the risen Jesus to people who had come from every part of the known world and they all understood the words of the Apostles in their own language. The Spirit heals the divisions which human ambition destroyed. The gift of the Spirit at Pentecost shows that the disunity caused by naked human ambition can be healed and that true communication can be re-established in the human family. Any concept of the unity of humankind must be based on respect for the equal dignity of every man and women and child in our society. The sign of the presence of the Spirit in any community is precisely how well we communicate in the deepest sense of that word. The presence of the Spirit is to be seen in how we speak to each other and recognise in each other, with all out differences, that we are truly bothers and sisters and that we share responsibility for each other. A Spirit-filled people will always be a people of respect and love and care and support for each other, especially the poorest and the abandoned, the forgotten and those who society considers on its margins. We must never forget that Jesus is there in those who suffer, in those who are ostracised, in those who fail and fall into sin, in those who seek the meaning of life, and it is among those who are on the margins that we learn the weakness and the false certainties of many of our own ideas of faith. On this Feast of Pentecost it is good for us to be together and we pray that the Holy Spirit will strengthen us in our resolve to be witnesses to that unity of all human kind through how we live and how we work together to renew the face of society. Diocesan Corpus Christi Procession Thursday 19th June, Holy Cross College Becoming the Body of Christ, Eucharistic Procession, led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will be held on Thursday, 19th June at 7.30 p.m. in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.