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Issue 46

Hello <<First Name>>,

We never know what is around the corner....

Changes... Celebrations... Challenges...

One consistent element in all the corners we go around, is the presence of Christ in our lives.

As a Christian, what a comforting fact that is. 

Be comforted and be comforting this week....

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Third Sunday of Easter

For the word of God to become a living word, we need to listen beyond the words to the one speaking to us through Scripture.
It is our faith that God speaks to us as we listen to “the very voice of the pilgrim people God.”
This does not happen of its own accord; it calls for a listening ear and an open heart.

Merciful God, anoint me with you Holy Spirit. As I read your Word, let me hear your voice speaking to me from within.
Give me the wisdom to understand your message to me. Let your Word be the joy of my heart and the light to my feet.
Give me strength to build my life on your Word. Let it be done to me according to your Word.
May I rejoice in the blessedness of hearing your Word and keeping it. 
Speak Lord; your servant is listening.

(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


First Holy Communion Candidates and their Families
Well done on progressing through the resources made available to you during Lent.
Watch this space as we will have details of some videos for your to watch together as a family in the coming weeks.
Confirmation Candidates and their Families
Look out for the second set of preparation resources that were issued this week. 
In this second episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at the seven gifts and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
As we plan for the resumption of our liturgies in the near future, we hope, a reminder to all those in Ministry to complete the Returning to Ministry form and their Vetting documentation. Details were emailed to all ministry coordinators who will pass it on.
Information is also now available on the websites. 
We are grateful to all those who have contributed to the Easter Dues Offering.

For anyone wishing to make a donation, this can be made by post; phoning the office to make an offering over the phone or by making a contribution online through the Greystones or Kilquade Paypal pages on the websites. 

Envelopes are available in all of the Churches.
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.
For anyone wishing to make a donation, this can be made
  • 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. There is a letterbox in the white door to Kilian House at the back, just off the rear carpark.

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.
A parishioner, who is studying, is looking for a book which is out of print and so they are looking to borrow it if anyone has a copy.
It is called "Return of the Prodigal Son" by Henry J. M. Nouwen.
If you have a copy and are happy to let this parishioner borrow it, please contact the Pastoral Area Office. Thank you.
SUNDAY MASS is available at 11.30am from St. Anthony's Church
WEEKDAY MASS is available at 10am Mon - Sat from The Holy Rosary Church
Mass Intentions
Please phone or email the office to have any intentions included in the  masses during lockdown. We ask that you phone well in advance of your preferred date so your request for Mass intentions can be accommodated in a timely manner. Many thanks.
Pastoral Area Office
Due to the current restrictions, the office is closed to the public until further notice. You may leave a message on the answer machine as calls will be answered daily. 
For any parish correspondence, there is s letterbox in the white door to Kilian House at the back, at the entrance in 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 and to revisit homilies here on our Homilies from the Weekend YouTube channel.

As we are unable to gather in community, there is the opportunity to make a prayer request through here or on the websites.
These prayers will be included in our night prayer online gathering.
You are welcome to join us for Night Prayer at 8pm each weekday.
See the website for full details. All are welcome.

Let us pray for those who have died recently.

Michael Quinn

Let us also pray for their families and friends.
May they rest in peace.


A reminder that although this year is different concerning Trocaire boxes, your Lenten donations are needed more urgently than ever.
If you have a Trócaire box, count or estimate what is in your box and donate now in one of these ways:
  •    Online at
  •    Directly over the phone or by post to Trócaire
  •    Drop off to the parish office.


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