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Issue 40

Hello <<First Name>>,

Do you ever take a wrong turn? When instinct tells you one thing and something else tells your another...?

We are forever being faced with choices and we sometimes wonder whether we make the right choice... 

Trust yourself this week and Trust in the Lord to help you make the right choices.

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


First Sunday of Lent

In Italian, Lent is quaresima or forty (days).
In German, it is Fastenzeit or time for bodily restraint.
Our English word comes from an older Anglo-Saxon word for spring—len(c)ten— whence our Lent.

Italian tells us how long it will last (with its symbolic overtones).
German tells us what to do in that time.
But English tells us what is supposed to happen, that is, we are supposed to experience
a springtime of faith, a time growth and new life.

God of new life, bless us on our pilgrim way towards the great feast of Easter.
Help us to know our need of your presence, breath your Spirit into our reading of the Word, teach us to set aside whatever hinders our true discipleship so that we may come to life in abundance and know in our hearts the joy of the Gospel.

(adapted from reflections on the Gospel by Kieran O’Mahony OSA, )
Tune in to the webcam 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
The Music for our Celebration of Mass this weekend includes:
Psalm: "Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant."  Listen here
Gospel Acclamation: Listen here
Offertory: Let Us Bread, Blessed By the Lord
Communion Reflection: Video Reflection
Recessional: Every Valley


Dust To Life

Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday
Come and reflect on the Stations of the Cross. Three Stations of the Cross will be reflected upon each Friday evening at 8pm during Lent.

Click here to join. 
Zoom Code: 779 326 577
Join a journey where transformation is unfolded. Click on the Invitation to Journey image to explore more.
We come together every evening Monday to Friday at 8pm for Night Prayer using zoom. Click here to join. Zoom Code: 779 326 577. 
We have gathered some thoughts on it and why we have become a community together, though apart. You are always welcome to join us any evening.

Thank you for your recent donations. 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.

Those who received Planned Giving envelopes may leave them under the sacristy door of the Churches. Alternatively they may be dropped to the Pastoral Area Office in Kilian House Family Centre. There is s letterbox in the white door to Kilian House at the back, just off the rear carpark. Thank you. 
Your financial support is crucial. You might like to consider making a donation. 

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.
Using any of the above methods, it is possible to make a donation to the
  • Accord Collection
  • Sunday Collections (1st & 2nd)
  • Parish Planned Giving / Donation
  • Christmas Due Offerings
We are grateful for all contributions at this time. Thank you.
Click here to Donate to Kilquade Parish. Thank you.
Click here to Donate to Greystones Parish. Thank you.
Online Communion Preparation 
Parents and Children!
This weekend we make available to you some child friendly resources for use at home in your own time. You will receive an email about these.
This week there is a reading resource called
"We are part of one family" and a video about "What Makes Sunday Special?".
Look out for the email. 

As we begin this initiative with you,
you, your child and your family are invited to join
the streamed mass at 11.30 during the Lenten and Easter seasons.
is available at 11.30am from
St. Anthony's Church
is available at 10am Mon - Sat from
The Holy Rosary Church
Mass is also available at 10.30am weekdays on the RTE News Now Channel
Further details of our togetherness are here.
Each weekday night we have Night Prayer at 8pm on ZOOM.
Mass Intentions
As weekday and Sunday Masses are online and from one church, please phone or email the office to have any intentions included in these masses during lockdown.
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. 
Alpha Programme
on Wednesday

The parents of those registered for Confirmation Alpha programme continue to gather on Zoom on Wednesday nights. 
This week the discussion will be on the topic
"Why and How do I Pray"
Details will be issued on Monday
for all who have registered.

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.

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 from the past month.
It is also possible to revisit homilies here.
Let us pray for those who have died recently.

Joan Dowdall
Paul Molloy

We offer our sympathy to their family and friends.
May they rest in peace.


In the coming weeks, look out for information here on the following:
Lenten Prayer Spaces in The Holy Rosary Church Greystones and in St. Anthony's Church Kilcoole
Reflections on the Stations of The Cross 8pm Fridays in Lent.


Divine Mercy National Conference
Friday 19th February to Sunday 21st February
Live streaming starting Friday at 6pm.
Free to watch.
The ANNUAL COLLECTION of ACCORD Dublin, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, took place last weekend. Thank you for all contributions gratefully received. It is still possible to contribute to this campaign through the "donate" buttons above.
Trócaire Boxes
These are available at the back of the churches. Please take one. 
This Lent Trócaire are inviting you to help them support people like Awut and Ajak by designing your very own Trócaire Box. 
Use the "My Trócaire Box activity" and think of ways to fill those boxes. A template to copy or print is available here.
Trócaire have put together this short video. Here, you’ll meet Awut and Ajak and find out more about the challenges they face and you’ll learn more about the work Trócaire do and how you can support it.
WhatsUp for Lent
- an initiative of the Parish Pastoral Workers in Dublin Diocese.  Participants will receive a thought for the day, each day by WhatsApp. 
The thought or ‘impulse’ will be drawn from the scripture for that day as in the image above.
Click on one of the images for further details.


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