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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Issue 57

Hello <<First Name>>,

"Can't see the wood for the trees?" Is that an expression that applies to you at times?

Sometimes we do not recognise things, people, situations that are in plain sight, right in front of us.

Is it because we have become over familiar with them?
           or because we are unaccustomed to them?
                   or because we are caught up in the detail?
or any other reason that suggests we are not aware...

This week, take time to be aware of that which is right in front of you.
Let the Spirit open your eyes and help you "see" more.
 

Stay Connected with what matters. 
Pass this newsletter onto a friend (or stranger!) and encourage others to sign up
here so they too can be connected. 

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Check out the Greystones Parish and Kilquade Parish websites during the week for information too.

FAITH GATHERINGS

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The handing on of the faith—evangelisation to use a technical term—is the task of everyone in the church today: family members, catechists, pastoral workers, the ordained. It is our great challenge and the one thing necessary.
And yet, who dares today to take up such a role?
Our Gospel portrays key dimensions: the sense of being sent or called, the choice of life-style based on that of Jesus, the confidence to face not being made welcome and yet to continue for the sake of the joy of the Gospel.


PRAYER
God of justice, God of salvation, from every land you call a people to yourself.
Yours in the work we do, yours the message we carry. 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

MESSAGE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AWAITING BAPTISM
Following the announcement by the Government this week and advice received from the Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell, baptisms on 4th, 11th and 18th July are suspended until the next update by both the Government and Archbishop which is due on July 19th.
Parents, please check your emails and keep an eye on the Parish website and this Stay Connected e-letter for updates.
In case you missed it...
Revisit the Virtual Gathering for all involved in Ministry, which took place on Tuesday 29th June at 7.30pm.
PETER'S PENCE

The annual Peter’s Pence collection takes place this weekend 3rd and 4th July.  
The Peter’s Pence Collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.

This year’s Peter’s Pence collection will replace the second collection for Share.
All donations will be greatly received. 
Thank you. 
During the summer months, "YOU ARE MY ROCK" will be an interactive art piece in the The Holy Rosary Church.

You will be invited to bring a pebble /stone with a message to the Sacred Space anytime during summer months.

Details are on display.
Can you give an hour or so a week to help?
WELCOME MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

We are appealing for people to come forward to join the Welcome Ministry in The Holy Rosary Church. Due to people taking holidays or with other commitments, welcome ministers are in short supply! Can you give an hour or so a week to help?
Please text the Welcome Coordinator, Seán O’Neill and he will contact you. His number is 086 818 4120. Thank you.
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.
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.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

The Pastoral Area of Greystones & Kilquade has a combined new email address, please see it on our Parish website, noticeboards or Stay Connected e-letter.
It is office@gkpastoralarea.ie


Remember to update your email address books!
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.
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.

Rosaleen Gammell, Michael O’Shaughnessy

Let us also pray for their families and friends.
New Members of our Christian Community

We welcome

Harry and Ailbhe


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

SYRIAN CHILDREN CLOTHING AND TOILETRIES APPEAL
We are delighted that we have a team of teenagers to coordinate this project during July. For now, we are asking you to gather items together that can be donated to this appeal. See details below.
Drop off dates and locations will be published next week. Thank you. 
BUILDING HOPE TASK FORCE – Invitation to Parishioners
Archbishop Farrell has set up a Task Force under the title of Building Hope.  The Task Force aims to stimulate engagement with the whole diocesan family and shape an inclusive approach to a pastoral strategy appropriate to our times.  It is intended to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity, enabling the Archdiocese of Dublin to act now, so as to give effective witness and service in the years ahead.

You are invited to take part in this consultation which remains open until the 18th July.
There are further details, including a video and the consultation form,
on the Dublin Diocese website.

Please watch the video from the Archbishop and join with your family to pray and to discuss the future of the Church together.

TAKE A MOMENT

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