29th June 2014 Feast of the Apostles
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 Dina McDonnell (Rathcoole) Who is recently deceased. We extend our deepest sympathies To her family and friends. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord And let perpetual light shine upon her.
Saggart Cemetery Mass This Weekend 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. Friends of Saggart Cemetery Annual Collection The annual collection for the upkeep of Saggart Cemetery takes place after all masses in Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas this weekend. This coincides with the celebration of the Saggart Cemetery Mass on Sunday 29th June at 11.30am. The collection and spending of funds is organised by Friends of Saggart Cemetery.
St. Finian’s Cemetery Mass This Weekend 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. Collection for Upkeep of St. Finian’s Cemetery A collection for the upkeep of the cemetery in St. Finian’s Churchgrounds will be taken up after Masses in Newcastle this weekend.
Ss. Peter and Paul
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
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 this 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. There will be a cuppa in the Old Schoolhouse after the Mass to give us a chance to congratulate Fr. Seamus on his ordination to the priesthood. All welcome. Feature About Ordination of Fr. Seamus on our Website There is a small feature about the ordination of Fr. Seamus on our website. To have a look at this feature, please visit the web address given below: www.saggartparish.blogspot.com
Peter’s Pence Collection This Weekend: June 28/29 Each year, around the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul Apostles, we hold a collection for the charitable work of the Holy Father and his papal charities. This collection will be held this weekend. It will replace the usual SHARE Collection.
Rathcoole 4.00 pm Saturday Newcastle 2nd Saturday 4pm Last Sunday 2pm Please contact the Parish Office Marriage Please contact the Parish Office
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 014589481
Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes September 7-12 2014 Places Available for Sick Pilgrims Each year, approximately 175 sick pilgrims travel with the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from September 7th to 12th, staying at the Accueil Notre Dame where they are very well looked after by a team of doctors, nurses, chaplains and lay helpers. This year, places are still available for sick pilgrims at a much subsidised price of €460. (The cost is subsidised by the generous contributions of parishioners through the Associate Membership initiative. If you would like to travel to Lourdes as a sick pilgrim with the Diocesan Pilgrimage, please contact Geraldine, in the Lourdes Office (Phone 01 837 6820), to receive more information and an Application Form. All applications must include a completed Medical Report from the family doctor, and acceptance for travel is subject to the decision of the Pilgrimage Chief Medical Officer.
Church Grounds Cemetery St Finian’s Church, Newcastle Policy Regarding Burial The burial grounds around the Catholic church of St Finian in Newcastle are of considerable antiquity. Over the course of the past two centuries, records of burial have not always been maintained to the standard expected today. Therefore, to avoid any possible disputes over interment in incorrect sites, and to prevent families incurring the high expenses involved in having to re-inter mortal remains, it has been decided by the Parish Priest and Council to restate clearly the current practice pertaining to possible interments, namely that: MORTAL REMAINS WILL ONLY BE BURIED IN THE GROUNDS OF ST. FINIAN’S CHURCH WHERE THE SITE IS CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE BY HEADSTONE OR CROSS AND DELINEATED BY A SURROUNDING BORDER. Local Funeral Directors have been advised of this practice. We trust this will be of benefit to all concerned, ensuring that our loved ones may, indeed, rest in peace.
All-Ireland Rally for Life 5th July 2014, Belfast The All-Ireland Rally for Life takes place in Custom House Square, Belfast on Saturday 5th July at 2.00pm. This is another opportunity to show our opposition to abortion, euthanasia and other offences against the gift of life from God. More Information: www.rallyforlife.net Matt Talbot Sunday, July 6th 2014 Matt Talbot Sunday is the day on which we pray for all who suffer because of addiction of any kind. This year’s Annual Matt Talbot Mass will take place on Sunday 6th July at 3pm in Christ the King Church Cabra, Dublin 7. The Celebrant will be Bishop Eamonn Walsh. All are welcome. Newsletter Summer Break The next ’Junction 4’ will appear in September.
Adults Studying the Catechism All across Ireland, groups of adults are studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A one day conference on this subject will be held on Saturday 5th July in Clongowes Wood College, near Clane, Co. Kildare. Registration is at 10am, and the day concludes at 4.30pm. The principal speaker is Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. The cost is €15 per person (bring a packed lunch). Email [email protected]
Tel. Máiriín 087-7950325 Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 8th - 15th October 2014 Spiritual Director: Fr. Aidan Kieran. €589 pps. Call Pat 0872238911 or Phil 086-2437653. An Hour in The Old Glebe With the community of Newcastle Sunday 13th July 2014 Come along on Sunday July 13th and spend an hour in The Old Glebe, the beautiful house and gardens which is one of Newcastle’s finest historic attractions. The community of Newcastle has been kindly invited by Mr. Frank Kerins to hold an open day in The Old Glebe. Any funds raised will go towards floodlighting both churches in Newcastle, which will further enhance the beauty of our historic village. In the grounds of The Old Glebe, there will be a book sale, face-painting, a chance to sit under the famous Dean Swift tree and refreshments, so don’t forget to bring a few bob! In the interests of safety and comfort, visits are limited to one hour, and a ticket must be purchased to gain entry. Tickets will be on sale in advance as stated below. Any remaining tickets may be purchased on the day at the entrance to The Old Glebe. Visit Times on Sunday 13th July: 11.30am – 12.30pm, 12.30 – 1.30pm 2.30 – 3.30 pm, 3.30 – 4.30pm Tickets are €3 per adult. Two children may be admitted free of charge with each adult ticket. Tickets will be on sale in the Old Schoolhouse in the grounds of St. Finian’s RC Church as follows: Saturdays 7.45pm, Sundays 11.15am ‘An Hour in The Old Glebe’ is being jointly organised by: ReNewcastle Community Group and the Catholic and Church of Ireland parishes of Newcastle. Donate Books for our Booksale We hope to have a sale of second hand books on July 13th in the Old Glebe. Books can be left in St. Finian’s School during the week or in the Old Schoolhouse in the grounds of St. Finian’s Church on Saturday at 7.45pm and Sunday at 11.15am
Youth 2000 Summer Festival 14th - 17th August 2014 Cistercian College, Roscrea For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people. Over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attended last year. The Festival is donation only. Free buses available from many locations. More information: www.youth2000.ie, Tel. 01-6753690
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.