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Issue 49

Hello <<First Name>>,

Wisdom and Love. Two little words with big meanings.

To Love and To Be Loved. Two different experiences with the same word.

Life experiences give us the wisdom to know and feel the difference.

Let us, this week, be wise and live His words: "Love one another" with the wisdom that He loves us unconditionally.


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FAITH GATHERINGS

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Thought for the day There are odd expressions in the Fourth Gospel and in 1 John. It is strange to be commanded to love. Even stranger: “Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments.” What can “command” and “obedience” have to do with the love, the most free thing of all? It may help to recall that both human nature and divine nature are defined by love. We are being commanded to become what we most want to be in our deepest selves. Obedience here is the invitation to become our truest selves, true to our identity before God and our true to our mission simply as human beings.

PRAYER
You know us more deeply than we know ourselves: may your love go before us always and inspire in us a generous love for our neighbour. 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

We are delighted to be resuming the public celebration of the Eucharist and individual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Booking is essential to manage numbers and for contact tracing purposes.

You are asked to pre-book through the website.

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.

To book a place for Mass click here.

To book a place for the Sacrament of Reconciliation click here.

Thank you – we look forward to seeing you in person soon!

THE JOY OF BAPTISM
Parents who had their child's Baptism postponed due to lockdown were contacted by email this week concerning the options open to them.

Details of Phase 2 and 3 of the re-opening up for Baptisms will be published on the websites and here in Stay Connected! next Friday.

Please note: Waiting lists will not be in operation.
First Holy Communion Candidates and their Families
Watch out next Friday for the second of three videos from the series Come To the Table of The Lord, where Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris explain more about the different parts of  the Mass
A May Altar for Our Lady
We invite you to create a May Altar in your home during May to honour Our Lady.
Guidelines and ideas on setting up a May Altar are available here.

Be sure to visit the May garden in St. Anthony's Church, Kilcoole.
We are grateful to all those who have contributed to the Easter 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
  • 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. 

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.
SUNDAY STREAMED MASS
will continue 
It is available at 11.30am from St. Anthony's Church

Click HERE.
Mass Intentions
Please phone or email the office to have any intentions included in the masses. 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
The office will be open to the public from Monday 10th May. See you again in person!
Note: 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.
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 or come along to Night Prayer - where prayers spoken and unspoken are welcome in community.

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.

Rosemary Murphy
Alice Learmouth
Marianne Anderson


Let us also pray for their families and friends.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Darkness Into Light 2021, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, will take place at sunrise on the morning of 8th May. Join Pieta and Electric Ireland for a special Darkness Into Light sunrise, and give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Further details here.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
 
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 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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