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Issue 38

Hello <<First Name>>,

Give it a go!

Sometimes a little word of encouragement is all we need... 
Sometimes having the faith to trust it can happen is all we need...
Sometimes giving it a go is all we need...

What will you give a go this week?
Remember call on the Holy Spirit...
Sometimes that is all we need...

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

WEEKEND LITURGY

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Which of us is not in need of some kind of healing?
The healing touch of Jesus reaches out to all in need: the physically ill, the mentally disturbed, the addicts, the bereaved, the lonely, the distraught, the stressed, the sinners. He desires our well-being, that we might be fully alive and experience life in abundance.

Prayer
Set us on fire, O God, with the energy of the Holy Spirit, that we may serve the Gospel with every fibre of our being. Give us true freedom and the gift of knowing when to exercise it and when not to. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(adapted from reflections on the Gospel by Kieran O’Mahony OSA, www.tarsus.ie )
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

PASTORAL AREA NEWS

CHRISTMAS OFFERING DONATIONS
We forwarded the Christmas Offering from both parishes to the Diocese last week which are used to financially support the priests of the parish and diocese, including retired priests. I would like to say on behalf of all the priests thank you to all who have generously donated. 

Normally we would forward between €40,000 to €50,000 to the Diocese.  This year we forwarded €25,000.  As you can see this is a big fall in donations which is replicated across the diocese. The priests of the parish and the diocese itself are completely depended on your generosity and we thank you for the ongoing support.

Contributions to the Christmas Offering, 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.

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
* by contributing online through the Greystones or Kilquade Websites.

We are grateful for all contributions at this time. Thank you.
Online Communion Preparation 
Watch this space!

For the parents and children preparing for First Holy Communion, there will be an online preparation programme to engage with during the Sundays in Lent. Watch this space for more information.
Ash Wednesday
We begin our Lenten journey from death to life, from ash to the waters of baptism, from dust to life.
This Ash Wednesday, we will mark this day in a number of ways and you are invited to participate from your own homes.
Details about ashes will be here next week.
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 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.
Parish 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
continues on Wednesday

 
The Alpha programme for the parents of those registered for Confirmation
continues on Wednesday night. 
This week the discussion will be on the topic
“Why Did Jesus Die?”
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.

James Hackett, Stephen Neville,
Páblo Moran, Maria Swords,
Maureen Quinn.


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

COMING YOUR WAY

In the coming weeks, look out for information here on the following:
Blessing of Rings Feb 14th
Ash Wednesday Feb 17th
Lenten Resources

Online First Communion Preparation on Sundays during Lent

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of Bishop Dermot Farrell Installation as Archbishop of Dublin

“We face the formidable task of ‘preparing the way of the Lord’ for the next generation, of discerning what is life-giving in the faith patrimony of the Church, and most of all, of appropriately and effectively bringing good news to the people of our time”

Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Read the homily or w
atch back the installation of Dermot Farrell as Archbishop of Dublin Watch & Listen Live | Archdiocese of Dublin (dublindiocese.ie)

The ANNUAL COLLECTION of ACCORD Dublin, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all Masses on the weekend of 13th & 14th February 2021. 
The Collection for ACCORD will replace the usual Share Collection.
 
ACCORD Dublin throughout the Diocese offers:
  • Marriage Preparation courses – online, small groups.
  • Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships, currently online or by phone. Helpline 01 9059555.
  • A Relationship and Sexuality Programme for schools.
ACCORD Dublin needs your support this year more than ever. Please give generously on 13th & 14th February. Thank you.
COVID-19 & Church-21: New survey
Last May, a survey called “Coronavirus, Church & You” was launched at the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education, DCU – nearly 1,500 responses were gathered.
 
The institute would like to bring news of a new survey to your attention. This version of the survey is open to all churchgoers over 18 years in Ireland, priests, religious and lay people. The survey takes 20-30 minutes to complete and should be a worthwhile experience in itself. 
 
Please follow this link for further information.

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