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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Issue 55

Hello <<First Name>>,

Storms come in all shapes, sizes and guises. Some loud and domineering, some quiet and subtle but each equally disturbing and throw us out of harmony or balance.

Every storm has an eye, where some relief and peace comes, however momentarily. 

Let us pay attention to the "eye in our storms" and recognise Jesus as the guiding light in those situations to help us through.

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The significance of miracles in the Gospels is that they show Jesus as one who brings God’s power to bear on human need and suffering.
Have there been times when you have been a channel for this healing power of God, holding a crying child in your arms, calming the anxiety of a friend, or being a peacemaker in a group to which you belong?

Lord, the sea is so wide and my boat is so small. Be with me.
(Breton fisherman’s prayer)
Transform all our fear into faith and awe in your saving presence. 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


All those involved in Ministry are invited to join an online gathering on Tuesday 29th June at 7.30pm on the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.

This gathering will be streamed from St Anthony’s Church.

Clicking here on the day will give you access.

Please have a candle ready.

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.
Thank you to those who have come forward. We are still looking for people to join a team of other young people.
This team would coordinate the 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.
(Small Print: there might even be an occasional pizza on offer!)
See some recent photos below from Fr. Willie in the Syrian Camps in Lebanon, where children are doing spelling lessons, having a well deserved break and proudly showing off a new outfit all the way from Ireland. 

Baptism Candles are now available from the Pastoral Area Parish Office based in Kilian House Family Centre, Greystones.

They are €6 each.
Cash or Card accepted.

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.

Thank you to all the candidates who have completed the letter to Fr. John and Fr. Gerard about your Confirmation Name, your Sponsor, and Gift of the Holy Spirit. We are still awaiting a number of letters.

If you have completed yours, encourage your friends to do so too. 
here to access the template.
Parents Helping Parents
If you know a parent with a child for First Holy Communion or Confirmation or both and who does not receive sacramental communications from the parish, it is likely that at some point, they have unsubscribed from all parish communications (which include the Sacramental updates and resources). 

It is necessary for that individual to re-subscribe by using the link here.

Please pass this information onto others. Thank you.

Keeping Parents Updated!
Parents will receive information concerning preferences for the First Holy Communion and Confirmation Sacramental ceremonies either through your school sacramental representative or through a link to a survey which is forthcoming. There has been a slight delay with the latter.
(Please check your inbox and spam/junk folders!)
Full details available here.
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 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.
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.
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.

Kathleen Kenna

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

We welcome
Heidi, Hannah, Wren.
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.


The Adoration Apostolate’s Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 20th June  starting with Rosary at 2.30pm and Holy Mass at 3 pm.  The link for this virtual Pilgrimage is:  Knock Shrine Live Stream – YouTube

Announcing Tarsus Summer School 2021

Believing and belonging: Biblical Perspectives on the Community of Faith.

Details here.
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


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