4th June 2017
Parish Team Clergy Fr. John Gilligan Moderator St Mary’s Parochial House Saggart. Tel: 4589209 Mobile: 087-4103239 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 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 Pastoral Worker Ms. Breda Carroll c/o 01-4589209 Parish Secretary
Martina Hopkins The Parish Office St. Mary’s Parochial House Opening Hours: 9.30-1.30 Monday to Thursday Tel: 4589209
Visit our website: www.saggartparish.blogspot.ie Pastoral Area Finance Committee Update (Saggart, Rathcoole, Brittas and Newcastle) The Finance Committee has started to look at the various repairs, renewals and upgrade projects required in the 4 Churches. At this stage, we intend to initially prioritise the following projects: Saggart – development of a wheelchair access ramp and toilet Rathcoole – replacement of the carpet for the altar Brittas – a new sound system Newcastle – painting the interior of the Church including repair of the entry doors How will we fund the projects? We have a limited amount of money available in each of the Parishes that will contribute towards the costs of these initial projects. It is important that each Parish generates the funds (money, materials, time or other supports) for their own project(s). Diocesan Policy provides that new projects may only commence when 90% of the funding is confirmed as in place. With this in mind, it is intended to specific Church Door collections to raise additional funds for the projects in each area and we welcome your support. Suggestion Box We have placed a suggestion box in each of the Churches. Their purpose is two-fold: 1. Suggestions for other projects that you would like to be considered. Each project will be reviewed carefully and prioritized. 2. Suggestions for any input / support that you may be able to provide in order to support the completion of the projects. How to contact us? Directly or, if you prefer, through the Pastoral Area Office (St Mary’s Parish House, Saggart. Phone: 01 4589 209) Fr. John Gilligan (Moderator), David Cleary (Brittas), Ronan McDermott (Rathcoole), Susan Reid and Matt O’Sullivan (Saggart), Jimmy Luddy and Patricia Brennan (Newcastle).
Newcastle Burial Ground - Cemetery Mass Items for Newsletter Items for Junction 4 should be sent to the Parish Office. Emails: [email protected]
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Mass Schedule Saggart: Sunday: 9 am & 11.30 am Weekday: 9.30 am Rathcoole: Saturday Vigil: 6.00 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 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays 12.30pm Rathcoole 1st and 3rd Saturday 4.00pm
The 37th Annual Cemetery Mass and blessing of graves will Newcastle take place in the cemetery on Sunday 11th June. If you could 4th Sunday 12.30pm help out on the day, especially to direct cars into parking spaces, please come to just one meeting beforehand so that we Please contact can be organised. Alternately, offer your help to a steward on the Parish Office the day. Marriage Meeting: Tuesday June 6th at 7.30pm Old Please contact Schoolhouse, St Finian’s Church Grounds, Newcastle the Parish Office Friends of Newcastle Burial Ground
Newcastle Cemetery Mass 11th June 2017 Collection Friends of Newcastle Burial Ground (FONBG) are a group of people who have come together with the common interest of upgrading facilities at Newcastle Burial Ground. For example, the public address system, provided on a voluntary basis for the annual Cemetery Mass, needs to be extended year on year to provide for the increased numbers attending the Mass however, there is no infrastructure available at the cemetery to easily connect extra speakers. Likewise, there is just one water tap at the entrance to provide for the full site. FONBG was formally constituted at the Inaugural General Meeting on 6th February 2017. A voluntary community based association, FONBG is registered with South Dublin County Public Participation Network and membership is open to anyone who supports the aims of the group. A consultation process is currently in progress with South Dublin County Council. The 2017 Cemetery Mass Collection will be used to further the aims of FONBG, and will include a contribution to both Holy Family Rathcoole and St Finian’s Churches. The 2016 Cemetery Collection is detailed below. Details of Annual Cemetery Mass Collection 2016 Total Collected
Given to Rathcoole Church €150, Given to Newcastle Church €150, Balance for work on Cemetery €1777 Blessing of the Graves & Cemetery Masses Newcastle Burial Ground
Sunday 11th June
St. Finian’s Church Grounds
Sunday 18th June
Sunday 25th June
Brownstown (Mass in St. Finian’s Church) Sat 17th June, 2pm A Mass for Colemanstown Cemetery will be arranged soon.
Saturday Evening Adoration Will continue after Saturday Evening Masses in Rathcoole Church, from the end of 6pm Mass until 7.45pm.
Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 7th
- 12th September, Hotel Padoue 5 Nights Full Board,
Rosary Walk - Monday June 3.00pm Rathcoole Church to Saggart Church
Fully Inclusive Price, €725 pps Contact Fr. John Gilligan, 087-4103239
All are welcome to join in a Rosary Walk, which will be led by Fr. Aidan Kieran on Monday 12th June at 3.00pm. Meet at Rathcoole Church at 3.00pm, and we will walk to Saggart Church via Rathcoole Park. On the way, we will pray the Joyful Mysteries and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. When we arrive at Saggart Church, we will pray the Glorious Mysteries. Hopefully, we will finish with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. We will pray for the intentions of everyone in the parish. Jot it down in the diary. Put on comfy shoes, grab your rosary beads and come and join us!
Joe Walsh Tours Tel. 01-2410800 Pioneer Association Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 16th July 2017 Adults €20, Children €10 All Welcome Contact: Maureen Kenny 01-4589977 or Rita Doolan 01-4589481
Volunteers invited to sign up for the World Meeting of Families in 2018 At least three thousand volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organising of the ninth World Meeting of Families which Pope Francis asked Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to host in Dublin in 2018. This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21 to 26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. As part of its pastoral preparations the organisers of the World Meeting of Families are now inviting thousands of volunteers to participate in this once-in-a-generation event. The volunteers will be part of the operational team which will organise and run what will be the largest gathering of families in the world. Volunteers must be resident in Ireland, over 18 years of age and respectful of the Catholic ethos of the event. Volunteers will also assist at related preparatory events which will take place around the country. In addition to the volunteer recruitment drive, a ‘Host a Pilgrim/Family’ programme has also been launched with the aim of hosting pilgrims in family-homes based in and around Dublin. www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.