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The Most Holy Trinity Sunday - Issue 51

Hello <<First Name>>,

Are we ever prepared for what life sends us?

We can certainly try but sometimes we need guidance and have to trust that all will be well.

Who do we trust?
Who are our guides?
How are our eyes and ears opened?

This week. let us be open to the trust and guidance around us as we see and hear everything with eyes and ears of faith.


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FAITH GATHERINGS

The Most Holy Trinity

When people struggle to believe in God at all, our Christian faith in God as Trinity may seem somehow a needless complication. Yet, we do know that relationships and relationality stand at the heart of our human wellbeing.

Words do fail us, of course, and yet we know that God in God’s own very being is Love. This inner love (the “immanent Trinity”) has been spoken and told, disclosed and revealed in Jesus and the Spirit (the “economic Trinity”). And yet, we affirm one God. This evident paradox must first of all be lived in prayer and only then haltingly alluded to in stumbling words.

PRAYER
Father, ground of our being, we know and believe that you are Love itself. Help us let ourselves be embraced by your Love, as we follow Jesus and live by the gift of his Spirit to us all. 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

EXAM CANDLES AND INTENTIONS

Exam candles will be available in The Holy Rosary Church (all day), in St. Anthony's Church and St. Joseph's Church after morning Mass from Friday 4th June and Saturday evening masses. These are €1 each. 
You may like one for someone you know who is sitting an exam soon. 
There will also be a box for exam prayer intentions.
Weekday Masses
No one likes to be disappointed, so to help you, we ask that your book to attend mass during the week and at the weekend.

Turning up, in hopeful anticipation that you will be able to have a space at Mass, can cause unnecessary difficulties for all those managing the space.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on an individual basis each Saturday between 3pm to 3.50pm.

Booking is also required.


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. 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 available through the websites

2021 AND 2020
Candidates preparing for Confirmation

are invited to complete a letter to Fr. John and Fr. Gerard by Jun 15th.

The letter asks the candidate to consider why they are choosing their Name, Sponsor and Gift. 
Even if you completed this last year (2020) please do so again as details may have changed. Thank you.


Click here to access the template

COME AND SEE...

Wednesday 2nd June at 7.30pm

First Communion Candidates and their families are invited to a virtual gathering on Wed 2nd June at 7.30pm.

Read the communication issued by Fr. Gerard during this week to families preparing for First Communion. In advance of this virtual gathering we ask that the boys and girls with the help of those at home to prepare a few things.
See the communication for details. 
If you didn't get it - check your spam folder!

Click here on Wednesday 2nd June to join us!
Candidates and their Families preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Now that our Churches are open again for public worship you might like to book some places to come and join us in person at mass.
We would be delighted to see you all.
There are many masses to choose from.
Details below.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Exposition will resume this Sunday from 3-5.30pm
in The Holy Rosary Church. 
Please adhere to the necessary guidelines when in the church - wearing of masks and social distancing.
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.

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.
SUNDAY STREAMED MASS
is available at 11.30am from St. Anthony's Church
Click 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.
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.
Let us pray for those who have died recently.

Gabriel Downes
Bernadette Johnston
Martin Gibson O’Gara
Michael O’ Hanlon
Patricia Ready


Let us also pray for their families and friends.
New Members of our Christian Community
We welcome
Tom, Tony, Garazi and Conor 
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.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

EXAMS EXAMS EXAMS
Some secondary students in the Pastoral Area may have completed house exams in the days gone by. Now, the wait begins for the results...

Those preparing for the Leaving Certificate may feel a multitude of emotions.... and a wait begins for them too.

In only a few, short poignant words, the Serenity Prayer gives some solid advice during times of uncertainty.

It captures the very essence of the Christian heart, each line packed with a powerful reminder to sustain us through these uncertain moments and days.

As students wait, let us pray with them for them, to accept, to be courageous and to be wise.

TAKE A MOMENT

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