2014.28 Newsletter 12th / 13th July, 2014
HOLY FAMILY PARISH KILL-O-THE-GRANGE
Newsletter 12th / 13th July, 2014
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO GLENDALOUGH On Saturday 28th June a group of 30 from the parish set out on a pilgrimage to Glendalough. As last year, we were welcomed by Sr Margaret, RSM, at the Brackagh Centre, where we enjoyed light refreshments including delicious home-made scones with jam. We were pleased to see some new faces joining the pilgrimage this year – those involved in various ministries in the parish were well represented. Accompanied by some spiritual reflections led by Sr Margaret we walked to the site of an ancient well, to the lower lake and to the monastic city itself. Finally we followed the labyrinth in reflective silence. Lunch was followed by a brief visit to the parish church viewing the icons of St Kevin and St Laurence O’Toole and the wonderful outdoor stations/ garden. We look forward to repeating the pilgrimage in 2014
RESOURCE CENTRE will be closed for the month of August. The Parish Office will remain open Monday – Friday 10am -1pm.
Please Keep Our Church Tidy. Please put the Missals and music books in the holders provided and bring the newsletter home or return to the tables as you exit the church.
Please make sure your mobile phone is TURNED OFF during Mass.
TAX FORMS – many thanks to the parishioners who took the time to fill out the CHY forms. If you haven’t returned your form yet, please return it as soon as possible.
Summer of Heritage 2014 There is a very interesting line up of free guided walks to historic/cultural sites in the local area, arranged by the Heritage Office of the Council. These can be checked on line at www.dlrevents.ie; 01-247011. Booklets available at libraries and in the town hall.
REST IN PEACE Your prayers are requested for the souls of
Paul Keegan, Veronica McCarthy
recently deceased and also for the soul of the following whose anniversary occurs about this time:
MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
July Masses will be celebrated for the following during the coming week
Caroline (Carrie) Moylan
Patrick & Mary Ridge
Thomas & Hannah Windsor
Dick & Annie Slattery
Nan & Louis Friel
Joan O’Shea (Recently deceased)
Mon 14 7pm
Anne Lawlor (Months Mind)
Caroline Moylan (Recently deceased)
7pm George Fields
7pm Deceased members of the Redmond Family & Matt Campbell
7pm Tony & Dermot Payne
7pm Olive Simmons
300 Club Draw - Week 6 - 7/7/14 1. Mrs Crimmons (30) € 100 2. Patrick Hickey (98) € 50 3. Aoife Grealish (109) € 30 4. Gus Feeney (101) € 20
Lourdes 2014 The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel to Our Lady’s Shrine, as is usual each year, from Sunday 7th to Friday 12th September. We hope that about 175 sick pilgrims will travel as in former years, staying at the Accueil Notre Dame where they are very well looked after by a team of doctors, nurses, chaplains and lay helpers. If you know of someone in the community who might benefit from the pilgrimage please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Geraldine, in the Lourdes Office (Phone 01 837 6820), will be able to give you more information and send to you or to the person you have in mind, 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 our Chief Medical Officer. We would particularly welcome applications from those who have never travelled before as a sick pilgrim but would also welcome back those who have been with us in the past. The cost to the Pilgrimage for the care of each sick pilgrim is in excess of €1,000 but because of the generosity of the people in the parishes through the Associate Membership, we are able to offer a much subsidised fare of €460. However, if finances for a sick pilgrim are a problem, we may be in a position to offer a somewhat reduced fare.
National Butterfly Day: Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) is delighted to announce the inception of our first national 'Butterfly Day' on Saturday July 12th next! Remembrance Service will take place in Church Street Parish the Dublin Gospel Choir will feature followed by live Butterfly release in the friary Gardens, Church Street to mark this special occasion. Car park open between 2.00-5.00 p.m. All welcome.
Monkstown Parish: Very Rev Canon Maurice O'Moore is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of his Ordination this year. To mark the occasion Canon O'Moore will celebrate Mass in St Patrick's Parish, Monkstown at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 19th July. All are welcome.
Reek Sunday: Join us for Mass to celebrate Reek Sunday on the Summit on Sunday, July 27th from 8:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. (Confessions 7:30 a.m.-2.00 p.m.)
Funding Appeal: You may be aware from newspaper reports, of six month old Baby Elizabeth Soffe, who was badly burned in an accident in Doha. She suffered severe injuries and was transferred to a hospital in Birmingham for specialist treatment. Elizabeth has a long journey of recovery ahead. Elizabeth’s grandfather is Willie Soffe, is Chairman of the Diocesan Boundaries Commission. Friends of the family have set up a fundraising account to try and support some of Elizabeth’s medical expenses. If you would like to help you can do so at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/the-baby-elizabeth-fund-/190347
Rebuilt Conference: Alpha Ireland presents Rebuilt Conference from 10th -11th September in NUI Maynooth North Campus, Iontas Building (Use car park 5). Rebuilt is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. Join speakers Fr. Michael White, Fr. Patrick Donnelly and lay associate Tom Corcoran and see how they changed their parishes around. The result tripled their weekend mass attendance, yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, spiritual revival. You are invited to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and receive a wealth of guidance on how to rebuild your own parishes. Evening Session €15; Day Session €40; Both Sessions €50 -(Group Rate (4+) €35 p.p. Group rate applies to Day Session only - *Day Session Includes Lunch). Accommodation is available in NUI Maynooth South Campus. To Book, call 01 708 6400 and quote voucher code: ALPHCONF05_14 To register go to www.iregister.ie/alpha or post your details and cheque to Alpha Ireland, 2 Duncairn Terrace, Bray, County Wicklow by 15th August.