31st May 2015
The Most Holy Trinity
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
Cemetery Masses The Cemetery Masses in our parish will take place as follows: Brownstown Saturday 13th June at 2.00pm Newcastle (Ballynakelly) Sunday 14th June at 2.00pm St. Finian’s Church Cemetery Newcastle Sunday 28th June at 10.30am Saggart (Mass in Saggart Church) Sunday 28th June at 11.30am Colemanstown (Mass in St. Finian’s Church) This Mass will be arranged soon.
Saggart Pastoral Council Meeting Tuesday 2nd June at 8.00pm Saggart Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Tuesday 2nd June at 8.00pm. If there is anything you wish to bring to the attention of the council, please contact one of the council members or one of the priests. Volunteers Needed Ballynakelly Cemetery Mass
Volunteers are needed (including from Rathcoole and Saggart) for the Ballynakelly Cemetery Mass on Sunday 14th June at 2.00pm, especially to help supervise the parking. Volunteers would need to be in the cemetery by 1pm on that day. The Parish Secretary parking lanes will have been organised on Saturday afternoon, so Martina Hopkins stewards just need to put on a ‘high viz’ jacket and direct cars to The Parish Office St. Mary’s Parochial House where they can park. Opening Hours: 9.30-1.30 We desperately need generous volunteers to make this occasion a Monday to Thursday success. Contact Fr. Aidan Kieran 087-6397744. Tel: 4589209 Fr. Michael McGowan PC 7 St. Patrick’s Crescent, Rathcoole Tel: 4589210
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ReNewcastle Community Group Tidy Towns Litter Picks: Meet every Wednesday at 7pm, top of Aylmer Road and Saturdays 10am, Painting, Planting and Litter Control The Tidy Towns Group working towards improving our village have entered the 2015 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition. Judging begins from June 1st 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. If you notice litter in the village, please dispose of it . As part of our Tidy Towns submission we are asking people to keep outside their homes litter free and grass trimmed.
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
Saggart Newsletter insert 30th/31st May 2015 Living the Joy of the Gospel is of great importance to our parish and our entire Catholic Community. What we collectively do will make a big difference as it will enable our Church to continue to serve its people by raising much needed funds to support vibrant parishes, build strong pastoral teams and support our priests. Our priority in Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas is to raise €350,000 for Living the Joy of the Gospel. With funds raised we can strengthen our Church services and carry-out maintenance and repair work. This I believe will help strengthen parish life. We are already almost 60% towards reaching our goal. Living the Joy of the Gospel encourages equal sacrifice rather than equal gifts, with each person making a contribution that is right for them. All gifts are gratefully received. Thank you for your continued support. " " "
39 Families have already pledged more than €200,000 By next weekend we hope to reach €350,000 To achieve this we will require everyone's participation
Your Participation Did you know? " If 60 more families support at €10 a week over the next 5 years we will achieve our goal " 9 out of 10 donors are adding tax relief to their gift 1. If you have not received an information pack sent in the post please collect one at the end of mass. 2. Over the coming days a volunteer may call you on my behalf to answer any questions. 3. If you would like to join, pick up a pledge form at Mass this weekend and return it to the Parish office or at Mass next weekend. Pope Francis Gives Advice to Engaged Couples General Audience - 27th May 2015, St. Peter’s Square
Confirmation Congratulations St. Mary’s NS Saggart & St. Martin’s NS Brittas
Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our catechesis on marriage and the Congratulations to the boys and girls of 6th Class in St. Mary’s NS Saggart and St. family, today we reflect on the importance of engagement as a Martin’s NS Brittas who were confirmed by preparation for marriage. The word “engagement” itself speaks of Bishop Eamonn Walsh on Tuesday 26th May. entrustment and commitment. Engagement is a time when couples May the Holy Spirit fill your hearts with His come to know one another better in planning for the beautiful yet gifts and always guide and direct you. demanding enterprise of marriage. Love itself demands this preparation, which makes possible a free, generous and sober decision As we conclude the month of May… to enter into a life-long covenant of love. For this reason the Church Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, stresses the importance of the period of engagement by offering that never was it known that anyone who fled courses of marriage preparation. With the help of Christian married to thy protection, implored thy help, or couples, fiancés are challenged to reflect together on their love, their sought thine intercession was left unaided. future and the importance of faith and prayer in the life they are about Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O to share. Let us pray for young people looking forward to marriage, Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I that they will prepare for the wedding day not in a worldly or banal come, before thee I stand, sinful and way, but with the wisdom, hope and joy born of their faith in Christ. sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me, Amen.