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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Issue 58

Hello <<First Name>>,

"Knocked sideways" does it ever happen to you?
This is an expression used when we are surprised for what ever the reason. This can be a good feeling as well as a not so good one. 

Imagine the trust and confidence placed in you because you have been asked to do something beyond your current capability or understanding?

You might be knocked sideways, but the energy it gives is mighty and is contagious.

Be aware of the moments of trust this week; 
Be aware of the opportunities you have been entrusted with;
Let us trust the Word and be energised by it;

Let us be knocked sideways when we truly live it out.
 
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FAITH GATHERINGS

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The handing on of the faith—evangelisation to use a technical term—is the task of everyone in the church today: family members, catechists, pastoral workers, the ordained.
It is our great challenge and the one thing necessary. And yet, who dares today to take up such a role?
Our Gospel portrays key dimensions: the sense of being sent or called, the choice of life-style based on that of Jesus, the confidence to face not being made welcome and yet to continue for the sake of the joy of the Gospel.


PRAYER
Prayer God of the Good News, you spoke your word and disclosed your heart in Jesus of Nazareth. Help us who are called to take to heart the word of truth, the Gospel of salvation. May we know the action of the Spirit, and so inspired may we inspire others as well. 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

WELCOME MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
Can you give an hour once in a while to help?
We are appealing for people to come forward to join the Welcome Ministry in The Holy Rosary Church. Due to people taking holidays or with other commitments, welcome ministers are in short supply! Can you give an hour or so a week to help?
Please text the Welcome Coordinator, Seán O’Neill and he will contact you. His number is 086 818 4120. Thank you.
SACRAMENTAL COORDINATOR ROLE
The Pastoral Area of Greystones and Kilquade provides a Sacramental programme for parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation (First Holy Communion and Confirmation).
We are looking to employ a suitable candidate to join the Pastoral Team as a Sacramental Coordinator.
See the Greystones or Kilquade Parish Websites for further details.
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.
SUNDAY MASS ONLINE
Mass 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 TIMES
IN THE PASTORAL AREA

Full details available 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.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

The Pastoral Area of Greystones & Kilquade has a combined new email address, please see it on our Parish website, noticeboards or Stay Connected e-letter.
It is office@gkpastoralarea.ie


Remember to update your email address books!
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

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.
SAY ONE FOR ME! 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 may be anonymous.
All are welcome to join us for Night Prayer at 8pm each weekday.
YOU SUPPORT IS WELCOME
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.
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.

Linda Brophy,
Michael Keddy,
John Kearney


Let us also pray for their families and friends.
 May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

It would be wonderful if you and your family can get help with this exciting project as we help Syrian girls and boys who have suffered so much in their short lives in this simple way to clothe them. Thank-you for your support and generosity.
BUILDING HOPE TASK FORCE – Invitation to Parishioners
A reminder that the Diocesan Task Force consultation remains open until 18th July.
You are invited to take part in this. See the Dublin Diocese website for details.
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AS AN ADULT
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings.  Run by the Archdiocese of Dublin in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus (MDCCE), Drumcondra Road. Late September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m). Application now open for September 2021. Early application advised. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie.   Web: www.evangelisation.ie

Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art?


The Priory Institute week-long online Summer School will run from 8-13 August and again from 22-27 August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online.

Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com or click here 

TAKE A MOMENT

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