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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Issue 59

Hello <<First Name>>,

"Bláth" - an expression a friend from college days used to say when things got frazzled...

It was a way of reminding us that flowers ("bláthanna" in Irish) always seem to be at rest.

They are just there... doing their thing... being flowers... no worries, no stresses, no busyness... just being restful and basking in the glory of the day.

This week, if there are moments when life is frazzled, think "Bláth" 
or if there are moments of rest and relaxation think "Bláth" and give thanks.

 
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FAITH GATHERINGS

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus saw that the apostles needed to rest and eat.
What has been your experience of finding a restful place after a busy day? 
When Jesus saw the crowd, he recognised their need and reached out to them.
Who has been a Jesus person for you, someone who recognised your need and reached out to you?

PRAYER
Great Shepherd of your flock, you search for us when we are lost, you cheer us when we are dismayed, your lift our hearts when we are tired or afraid.
Come to us now and show yourself a true shepherd, seeking the lost and leading us home,
that we may rejoice always in your care for us. 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

THIS IS THE WEEK...
It would be wonderful if you and your family can get help with this exciting project as we help Syrian girls and boys who have suffered so much in their short lives in this simple way to clothe them. Thank-you for your support and generosity.
A Thank you from Fr. William Stuart
Significant progress has been made this week with the project to makeover the Statue of Our Lady of The Holy Rosary, in Greystones. Thank you for all contributions.
Watch the progress unfold.... inch by inch...
SACRAMENTAL COORDINATOR ROLE
The Pastoral Area of Greystones and Kilquade provides a Sacramental programme for parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation (First Holy Communion and Confirmation).
We are looking to employ a suitable candidate to join the Pastoral Team as a Sacramental Coordinator.
See the
Greystones or Kilquade Parish Websites for further details.
All Masses
Booking is essential to attend mass during the week and at the weekend. When the maximum of 50 people is reached, no one else can be permitted entry, due to current Covid-19 restrictions. 
We suggest you arrive a little earlier than usual for Mass so you can avail of your booking. If you are booked in and arrive late, your place may have been offered to someone awaiting entry.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
is available on an individual basis each Saturday between 3pm to 3.50pm. Booking is essential and is available up to noon on a Saturday.
We ask your cooperation with this and ask people not to present without prior booking.

Thank you. 
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.
SUNDAY MASS ONLINE
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 TIMES
IN THE PASTORAL AREA

Full details available 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 may be anonymous.
All are welcome to join us for Night Prayer at 8pm each weekday.
PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS
Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis.   As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”
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.
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.

Rose Lynch

Let us also pray for their families and friends.
 May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Open Garden Trail
A lovely day out and in support of Newcastle Parish.
BUILDING HOPE TASK FORCE – Invitation to Parishioners
A reminder that the Diocesan Task Force consultation remains open until this Sunday 18th July. You are invited to take part in this. See the Dublin Diocese website for details.
Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20). More information next week!
NEW VOCATIONS TEAM FOR THE PRIESTHOOD IN DUBLIN
Archbishop Dermot Farrell has appointed a New Team for Vocations to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Dublin. Fr. Séamus McEntee is now the new Director of Vocation to the Priesthood with Fr. Bill O'Shaughnessy as the new Assistant Vocations Director.

Fr. Séamus has assisted on the vocations team for the past seven years and is delighted to be working alongside Fr. Bill in this exciting role of assisting men discern their call to priesthood as well as vocations promotion. Let us pray that God will continue to call enthusiastic men to the priesthood for our Archdiocese.

If you know of anyone who thinks they might have a vocation to be a priest or is interested in finding out more about being a priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin, please ask them to contact either Fr. Séamus or Fr. Bill on the Vocations Team at: vocations@dublindiocese.ie or check out: Vocations | Archdiocese of Dublin (dublindiocese.ie)

TAKE A MOMENT

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