Parish Notes, 17th June 2012
The Word of God : today’s readings from the Scriptures are concerned with growth, not physical but spiritual. They speak of the importance of us coming to God in prayer and good works in order to grow in God’s favour and friendship. God is at work in every age and in each of our lives. Our task is to water and tenderly care for the seed of baptism that is planted in our hearts. The example that parents set by their prayer and good Christian living in the home, will go a long way to determining their childrens’ attitude to life and to God.
BUS FOR CROKE PARK MASS this Sunday 17th June for those who have booked a place on the bus. It leaves St Joseph's at 11.30 Sharp and returning at 6pm.
Our Thanks for your support last Sunday : Priests of Diocese €1,443; Share €843.
Parish Golf Outing: Please support our golf day and in doing so support the parish of St. Joseph, Glasthule. Greystones Golf Club, Friday 22nd June. First tee reserved from 12 noon to 5pm. Cost for the team of four is £375. It's a fun day. If you cannot attend, you may sponsor a team or a hole on the day. Entry forms from the parish office.
Recently Deceased: Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alice Hayden whose funeral took place here recently. Rest in peace.
The Divine Voice Mail (continued from last week) If you'd like to hear King David sing a psalm while you are holding, please Press 4.- To find out if a loved one has been assigned to Heaven, Press 5, enter, his or her social security number, then press the euro key. “For reservations at my Father's House,” please enter J-O-H-N, followed by 3-1-6. For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, the age of the earth and where Noah's ark is, please wait until you arrive here. Our computers show that you have already prayed once today. Please hang up and try again tomorrow so that others may have a chance to get through. This office is closed for the weekend to observe a religious holiday. Please pray again Monday after 9:30am. If you need emergency assistance when this office is closed, contact your local priest.
Thank God (today) that He dosen't have voice mail and He listens whenever we pray!
Lectio Divina will cease for the summer period and will meet again on Wednesday September 12th. At 8pm. New members will be most welcome
Summer Concerts at St Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire. The first concert of our summer series of concerts will take place at 8pm on Sunday 17th June. It will feature Cantairi Avondale, directed by Ruaidra O Dalaigh, with David Grealy (organ). Admission €12/€8. All welcome. The series will run for 13 week's until the 9th September. Further details: www.dunlaoghaireorganconcerts.
Happy Holidays to all our families
Our editorial staff will take a short break for the summer months. If you have letters for the editor, please leave them in the parish office !!