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Issue 51

Hello <<First Name>>,

Significant moments in our lives stay with us.

Whether they were moments of joy, sadness, anger, relief or other, we can all remember the impact they had, recognise how that moment shaped us and most importantly remember those present in support.

This Pentecost, let us also recall the moments where that support and presence is Divine and recognise the Spirit working within us and through us  - in the significant moments and especially in the ordinary moments in our lives.

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. 

Please add to your safe senders list and check your junk mail, spam folder or promotions tab if you do not see these emails in your inbox.

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


Jesus recognised that his disciples were not capable of taking in everything at once.
Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully. 
We need to be ready and open to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact.
Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc.
Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom in life.

Come, Holy Spirit of God. Let us know again your presence and action in our hearts and lives. Help us to live by your gifts that we may know true freedom and inner peace. Amen. 
(adapted from reflections on the Gospel by Kieran O’Mahony OSA, )
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


Proclaim the Good News
Listen and watch to Fr. John as he uncovers how we, as a faith community in the Pastoral area of Greystones and Kilquade, will proclaim the good news going forward.
Listen as he describes our new Pastoral Area Symbol, what is has been built upon and what it symbolises.
A reminder that booking is essential to attend the public celebration of the Eucharist.
We appreciate your cooperation on this safety matter.

Bookings are available through the websites. If you do not have this facility, please call 089 275 1664 between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday only, to speak with someone who will be happy to help. 
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on an individual basis each Saturday between 3pm to 3.50pm.

Booking is also required.

Due to the volume of requests, please respect that bookings cannot be made through the parish office. Ask a friend, family member or neighbour to assist you. Thank you.
The virtual gathering of confirmation candidates and parents that took place last Thursday will be made available to all parents. Please take time to view this as it contains important information about the next stages of preparation. 

Candidates preparing for Confirmation
are invited to complete this letter to Fr. John and Fr. Gerard by Jun 15th.

It asks the candidate to consider why they are choosing their Name, Sponsor and Gift.
Click here.


First Communion Candidates and their parents are invited to a virtual gathering on Wed 2nd June at 7.30pm.

Further details here next week in the Stay Connected e-letter. 
Candidates and their Families preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Now that our Churches are open again for public worship you might like to book some places to come and join us in person at mass.
We would be delighted to see you all.
There are many masses to choose from. Details below.

Exposition will resume this Sunday from 3-5.30pm
in The Holy Rosary Church. 
Please adhere to the necessary guidelines when in the church - wearing of masks and social distancing.
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.
is available at 11.30am from St. Anthony's Church
Click 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.
Pastoral Area Office
The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. 

For any parish correspondence, there is a letterbox in the white door to Kilian House at the back, at the entrance from the rear carpark. Thank you. 
Missed something? Watch and listen back again...
Our goal is to make our liturgies meaningful celebrations of a community of faith, worshiping God in all of God’s ways. 
It is possible to view Sunday Masses 
on our Kilquade Parish Live Stream YouTube channel.
Do you have a prayer in your heart and mind, occupying your thoughts?

Why not consider sharing 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.

All are join us for Night Prayer at 8pm each weekday.
Let us pray for those who have died recently.

Helen McGrath
Luke McKeever
 Joseph Kinsella
Martin O’Gara

Let us also pray for their families and friends.


Secondary Students in the Pastoral area will be completing house exams this coming week.

6th Year students will be celebrating too and marking the end of this chapter in their education through virtual graduation ceremonies. 

As students sit exams and others move into new stages of their lives, please ask the Lord to look after them all.
We offer our congratulations to Mary O'Doherty, as she retires as principal from St. David's Secondary School.


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