Newsletter for 20th/21st October 2012



Newsletter for 20th/21st October 2012
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

PRAYER FOR LIFE Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life.  Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator.  Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift.  Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives.  May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected.  Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death.  Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all. Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature. Help us to choose life in every decision we take. We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.  All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us.  The Catholic Bishops of Ireland   “To be fully human is to be recreated in the image of Christ's humanity; and that humanity is the perfect human 'translation' of the relationship of the eternal Son to the eternal Father, a relationship of loving and adoring self-giving, a pouring out of life towards the Other. Thus the humanity we are growing into in the Spirit, the humanity that we seek to share with the world as the fruit of Christ's redeeming work, is a contemplative humanity. St Edith Stein observed that we begin to understand theology when we see God as the 'First Theologian', the first to speak out the reality of divine life, because 'all speaking about God presupposes God's own speaking'; in an analogous way we could say that we begin to understand contemplation when we see God as the first contemplative, the eternal paradigm of that selfless attention to the Other that brings not death but life to the self. All contemplating of God presupposes God's own absorbed and joyful knowing of himself and gazing upon himself in the trinitarian life. _ Archbishop Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Synod of Bishops


The collection for the ST VINCENT DE PAUL will take place this weekend 20th/21st October, 2012.  Please give as generously as you can

Altar List 2012/ 2013 - ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD Envelopes and Lists for 2012-2013 are still available in the church. You are requested to kindly prepare them and return them to the safe in the Church or hand them in at the Parish Office or Sacristy.  Masses on the First Friday of each month are offered for those whose names are on the Altar List.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL The next meeting o of the Council will take place on Thursday 25th October, 2012

300 Club Draw     -     Week 6    -  15/10/12
1. Edward Moore (87) € 100
2. John + Judy (255) € 50
3. Matt Campbell (193) € 30
4. Ann O’Keefe (129) €20

“Children of Hope” is a new movement which introduces children to the idea and practice of praying before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  A DVD, featuring children belonging to this movement, will be shown in , St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Monkstown on Wednesday 24th October at 8.00 pm.  This should be of interest to priests, parents, teachers and all involved with children’s spiritual formation.  Programme: DVD showing of “Eucharist Adoration for Children” Talk – Discussion – Refreshments. All Welcome; A work of the Legion of Mary; 01-2806677  

REST IN PEACE Your prayers are requested for the soul of Myles Clancy recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time:  Madge Kennedy, Sarah & James Kelly, Mary Harris-O’Riordan, William Burns, Jimmy Parsons, Bridget & Patrick Lynch MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.  AMEN.

October Masses will be celebrated for the following during the coming week
Sat 20th           6.00 pm  Anthony Scarff
Sadie Fitzpatrick
Sun 21st   9.00 am  Bridget Healy  
10.30 am Kathleen Carr
Mona & Harry McCoy
James Brady  
12 noon  Michael Waters
Hugh Val Winters
Mon 22nd          7pm  Sarah & James Kelly
Tues 23rd        7pm Madeleine Dunne (Recently deceased)
Wed 24th   7pm  Dermot McDonnell (Recently deceased)
Thurs 25th                7pm  Thanksgiving Mass
Ambrose Heffernan
Fri 26th     7pm 

The annual collection for the PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH takes place this weekend in place of the Share Collection.

Kill-o-the-Grange ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION CRAFT SALE and OPEN DAY.  We are having an Open Day on Sunday 21st October at 3.00 pm in the Parish Resource Centre.  There will be music, craic and refreshments. The associations craft group will have their crafts for sale on the day; after the 10.30 am and 12 noon Masses and during the afternoon.  We will also have a raffle.  Our chosen charity this year is the rehabilitation hospital on Rochestown Avenue.  Please come along and meet the members and have an enjoyable time.  Maura Lynch, Chairperson

Avila Carmelite Centre: Retreats & Courses are available at Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4.

300 Club Draw     -     Week 6    -  15/10/12
1. Edward Moore (87) € 100
2. John + Judy (255) € 50
3. Matt Campbell (193) € 30
4. Ann O’Keefe (129) €20

THE PARISH HAS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE Next year, 2013, our church will have been in existence for 40 years.  This is something to be proud of, and the Parish Council is looking at ways of celebrating the anniversary.  Under consideration is a commemorative booklet.  We would like to include a short history of the area and people’s memories of the parish especially in its early years.  For this reason we are asking parishioners to let us know if they have memories, oral or written and photos or other memorabilia, which might be included.  All photos and memorabilia will be copied and returned.  If there is a deluge of material, some editorial cutting may be needed! This project depends on you to make it as good and informative as possible.  Please contact the parish office with your name and contact details if you can help.

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