St. Joseph's Parish Glasthule
Parish Notes, 19th May 2013
Feast of Pentecost “Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of your faithful people”. As never before we members of the Catholic Church need and we welcome the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit. There is great confusion today among Catholics as to which beliefs are fundamental to Catholicism and which are not. One such concept is moral relativism which leads to a very widespread individualism. This is the single biggest challenge facing the Church in the West at this time. It makes it virtually impossible to teach that there are objective moral truths by which we are all bound.
“Spirit of God enkindle in us the fire of your love “
The parish says thank you for last Sunday’s offerings Priests €1,359 and Share €907.
Dear Parishioners, we have been informed that part of our Church Organ is infested with woodworm and requires immediate attention. This organ is a parish treasure. We have engaged an expert to carry out this work during the summer months when the choir is on holidays. It will cost us €12,000 plus Vat. 13.5% We will be grateful for whatever help you may be able to give us. Please contact Fr. Kennedy or Fr. Farrell.
Two Hippies and a Priest:
Two dirty hippies were walking down the street and stopped at a red light. A Catholic priest with his arm in a cast was waiting to cross."Hey, man," asked one, "what happened?" "I fell in the bathtub and broke my arm," replied the priest. One hippie turned to the other and asked, "What's a bathtub?" The other replied, "How do I know, I'm not a Catholic."!
There will be a coffee morning here in the Parish Centre next Friday 24th May in aid of The Oncology Dept Crumlin Children's Hospital. Time: 9.30-12.30pm.
Jane Froman Singers and Bluegrass Band, all the way from Columbia College, Missouri, USA present a concert of American original composers, American Spirituals, Blues and Folk Songs in our Church next Tuesday 21st May at 7.30pm.This will be their last concert here this year having performed for 8 nights in different venues around Ireland. See you there.
Admission, a steal for €5 !!!!!!!!!!
People with a gluten intolerance (Coeliac) are welcome to the Table of the Lord at every Mass in our Church. Please ask the sacristan or the priest before Mass to leave a gluten free host on the altar for consecration or if you prefer, you are welcome to receive from the chalice.
Visit to the Oratory May 22nd:
All who are coming with us to visit this beautiful and historic Oratory on Wednesday next, please assemble at St. Joseph’s church at 11am with a view to walking there or else meet up at the Oratory. Details at the Pastoral Centre.
Annual Diocesan Corpus Christi procession takes place in the grounds of Clonliffe College on Thursday May 30th at 7.30pm. This procession will recall the Eucharistic Congress of 2012 and in particular the theme of that week, “Communion with Christ and with one another”. All the parishes of the diocese are invited to participate.
Shanganagh Cemetery Sunday
The Blessing of the Graves takes place next Sunday May 26th at 3pm.
Thanks to all those who contributed to last Sunday's Coffee Morning which raised €285.26.
Please remember in you prayers Sheila McGovern late of Dalkey whose funeral took place here during the week.
Heavenly Beauty by the Bay
Heavenly Beauty by the Bay is a Booklet on the History of Glasthule Church and Schools in the Parish. It is a well presented and colourful booklet telling our story and recalling happy memories.
You can purchase this booklet from the Church shop or Parish Office. Price: 3 Euro.