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Corpus Christi Sunday - Issue 54

Hello <<First Name>>,

St. Anthony and mustard seeds are oddly linked in my mind!

Finding a way to do something often results in a prayer or two, quietly mumbled, in hope and trust. 

We all know that St. Anthony is renowned for helping to find lost things - material or otherwise.

Having the faith of a mustard seed, means nothing will be impossible for you. 

Believing in these two, find confidence and courage for me, in dealing with the life challenges that come my way... the simple ones and serious ones.

Discovering something lost this week will be a gift. Happy discovering!

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FAITH GATHERINGS

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you sow seeds, or watch plants grow, you have ample opportunities to pause in wonder at the whole process of growth. It takes place imperceptibly and comes to fruition in beautiful flowers, majestic trees and abundant harvests.
Sometimes, it is better to leave things alone and they will come along of their own accord. Parents know this very well…you just have to trust the process / the growth. Some things just take time and the courage of non-interference! 

PRAYER
Make us trust in your hidden ways, that we may pray with confidence and wait for your kingdom now growing in our midst. You are the mystery at the heart all and in you we put our trust. When we are asleep, when we are awake, you are silently at work. In you, we place our trust. Amen.

(adapted from reflections on the Gospel by Kieran O’Mahony OSA, www.tarsus.ie )
Tune in to the streaming service before 11:30am Mass to hear the welcome.
The Scripture readings are available daily and for Sunday.
Take time to check out our resource: Breaking Open the Word in Prayer

PASTORAL AREA NEWS

SCHOOLS FOR SYRIA CLOTHING APPEAL
One of our outreach parish projects is in supporting young Syrian Refugees under the guidance of Fr. William Stuart in Lebanon. He will be sending a container of items for young boys and girls to Syria in August. The appeal will be launched in July.
We are now appealing for a team of young people who would coordinate this project with the support of the parish.
Please contact Fr. John on his mobile or through the parish office.
This would be a good will project for teenagers for the summer.
See the video below from Fr. William.
See how donations from Ireland have brought some degree of normality to the lives of the children in these camps.
Watch out for further details of this project in the coming weeks. 
EXAM CANDLES AND INTENTIONS

Exam candles will be available in the Pastoral Area Office during this week at €1 each. 
You may like one for someone you know who is sitting an exam at this time. There is a space to write the name on the candle label.
There will also be a box for exam prayer intentions in the church.
Weekday Masses
No one likes to be disappointed, so to help you, we ask that your book to attend mass during the week and at the weekend.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
is available on an individual basis each Saturday between 3pm to 3.50pm.
Click the appropriate image above to book.
To support you, your neighbours, your family there is a booking number which may be called 089 275 1664 between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday only, where  you can speak with someone who will be happy to help. 
Bookings are also available through the websites. Click images above.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2020 and 2021
A reminder to write your letter to Fr John and Fr Gerard by 15th June, about your Confirmation Name, your Sponsor, and Gift of the Holy Spirit.
Click here to access the template.

Keeping Parents Posted!
In the past week, the Pastoral Area Sacramental Team met with parent representatives from each of the schools via zoom. 
By Tuesday evening of this week, all parents will receive brief information and a short survey concerning preferences for the First Holy Communion and Confirmation Sacramental ceremonies.
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MASS TIMES IN THE PASTORAL AREA
Full details available here.
SUNDAY STREAMED MASS
is available at 11.30am from St. Anthony's Church. Click here.
Masses celebrated from The Holy Rosary Church are available by clicking 
here.
Mass Intentions
Mass may be offered for a person or persons. Dates, if available, may requested through the pastoral area parish office.
Mass cards are available for purchase through the office also.
Please phone well in advance of your preferred date so your request for Mass intentions can be accommodated in a timely manner. Thank you.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Exposition will be this Sunday from 3-5.30pm in The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones. 
Please adhere to the necessary guidelines when in the church - wearing of masks and social distancing.
SAY ONE FOR ME
We will indeed!

Sometimes whatever it is, needs time and a prayer.
You are invited to share it with the faith community, where many hearts and minds will hold it close.

Send a prayer via
here where it will be brought into Night prayer. It can be anonymous.
All are welcome to join us for Night Prayer at 8pm each weekday.
YOU SUPPORT IS WELCOME
Contributions to the First and Second Collections and the Parish Planned Giving funds, no matter what that is, facilitate the continuation of initiatives both locally and within the Diocese.

 
We continue to be incredibly grateful for all donations and for your continued support.
For anyone wishing to make a donation, this can be made
  • through the collections at Mass
  • by post;
  • by phone to the office or
  • through the Greystones or Kilquade Websites.
  • by clicking on the appropriate button below where online donations are welcome using a credit/debit card or though the Paypal facility.
Envelopes may be left under the sacristy door of the Churches. Alternatively they may be dropped to the Pastoral Area Office in Kilian House Family Centre. 
Click here to Donate to Kilquade Parish. Thank you.
Click here to Donate to Greystones Parish. Thank you.
Let us pray for those who have died recently.

James Kinsella, Noel Cheever’s, Kathleen Short,
Criostóir McLaughlin, Louise Doherty,
Frank Harding


Let us also pray for their families and friends.
New Members of our Christian Community
We welcome
Rory, Johansen, Theodore, Emma, and Fionn
who were baptised into our Christian community recently.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide their families as they introduce them into the joy of the Christian path through life.


Let us pray for their families and friends.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

THANK YOU FROM TRÓCAIRE

"Parishioners so kindly chose to give €2968.80 to the work of Trócaire this Lent.
Thank you for opening your heart and hands to help the struggles of the families like Ajak. Your Lenten donations help rebuild lives in the coming year; where seedlings have been sown, watered and grown, the produce will mean families will have a meal together as there is enough food to eat."

Excerpt from a letter to us from Caoimhe de Barra, CEO Trócaire
LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP FARRELL
In an open letter to the Leaving Cert Class of 2021 throughout the State, Archbishop Dermot Farrell published the following message ahead of the start of the public examinations:

Appointment of Father Gerard Nash as Bishop of Ferns

(full announcement here)

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